Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

Carlisle College has an established reputation for providing high quality training for the Hairdressing industry. This course will help you to develop individual flair and creativity whilst providing you with all the necessary skills needed by the industry today.

Reference: 61020026
Duration: 36 Weeks
Course Dates: September 2022 - June 2023
Type: Full Time
Tutor: Emma Kelly / Samantha Turnbul

Course Content

The course will include all aspects of hairdressing, cutting and colouring hair, and an introduction to information technology.

You must complete the following units:

  • Follow Health and Safety practice in the salon.
  • Client consultation for hair.
  • Working in the industry.
  • Cut women's hair.
  • Colour and lighten hair.
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp.
  • Display stock to promote sales in the salon.
  • Promote products and services to clients in the salon.
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector.
  • Salon Reception duties.
  • Maths and English
Method of Study

The basis of this VRQ system is the collection of evidence to show you can work to the VRQ Level 2 standards.The course is delivered using a combination of practical work backed up by theoretical sessions.  You will spend time in Carlisle College's own commercial salon, which is open to the public.

This will encourage you to deal with clients confidently, tactfully and sympathetically. A work placement in a local salon is an integral part of the course. In order to successfully complete your practical skill assessments, students are requested to provide suitable clients for treatments.Clients will be charged according to the salon price list available from the Hair & Beauty Reception. Enrichment activities are an integral part of the course. You will undertake work placement to help consolidate learning.

Method of Assessment

Throughout the course, you will build up an e-portfolio of evidence, which together with observation of your practical skills; will form assessment for this course. There are also projects, assignments written and oral questions

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D (3) or equivalent, or a Level 1 vocational related qualification, alongside the successful completion of the appropriate Functional Skills to support achievement in this vocational area. Mature students with relevant experience and/or other qualifications may be eligible. You will need to take part in an informal interview and have good communication skills, together with a flair for creativity and a high standard of personal presentation.

What Can I Do Next?

This course will offer you enhanced career prospects in a number of opportunities within the Hairdressing industry. After two years of salon experience, you may also have the chance to progress onto Level 3 Hairdressing, following successful completion of all parts of the course, functional skills qualifications, and passing interview criteria

Other Details

Students will be expected to purchase hair dressing kit and uniform, which must be worn to each session - Price on application.

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