Hairdressing Level 2

The Hairdressing industry is competitive, fast moving and ever changing, with an emphasis on providing a great service to clients. A career in Hairdressing offers many opportunities and challenges and is closely linked to the Fashion industry.

Course Level:
Level 2
1 Year
High Street
Awarding Body:
City & Guilds

On this course, you will develop a range of hairdressing skills and techniques in conjunction with improving your communication skills whilst consulting with clients.

Working with real clients in the Academy of Hair & Beauty is a perfect way to start your career in hairdressing. Fully equipped, state of the art industry standard salons using top professional equipment and products make an ideal learning platform for you to learn the practical as well as the theoretical side of Hairdressing.

You will be taught the techniques and skills to cut, colour, style and dress female clients’ hair to create the look they want. Visiting experts make sure you are exposed to the most up to date information and developments in areas such as colouring, cutting and product knowledge. As a Hairdressing student, you can take part in internal competitions which are a wonderful platform to show off your newly found talents as well as visiting the Manchester Trade Fair.

Students have the opportunity to complete both the Certificate and the Diploma Level 2 within one year.


Certificate units:

  • Advise & Consult with Clients
  • Working in the Hairdressing Industry
  • Health & Safety
  • Shampooing, Conditioning & Treating the Hair & Scalp
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • Create an Image
  • Promote Products & Services to Clients

Diploma units:

  • Colour & Lighten Hair
  • Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques
  • Perm Hair

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English and/or Maths grade 9-4

Your choices may include:

  • Junior Stylist

Your choices may include:

  • Hairdressing Level 3
  • Hair Professional (Hairdresser) Apprenticeship

You are required to purchase a kit and wear a uniform for the practical aspects of your course.

Enrolment 19 August & 28 August
Open Evening – Skipton 13 October
17:30 - 19:30
Open Evening – Aviation Academy 14 October
17:30 - 19:30