Hairdressing Level 2/3 (19+ Year Old Learners) – Part-Time

If you are looking to become a hairdresser, and cut, style, and colour hair then these qualifications will provide you with a range of essential technical practical skills and knowledge needed to progress towards becoming a salon hair professional.

Learning takes place through classroom activity, demonstrations and working in a realistic salon environment for practical assessment and case studies. Emphasis is placed on correct working procedures and students will be able to develop their individual talents and interests during workshop sessions in our well-equipped salons.

When not working on real-life clients, you are taught through a number of practical sessions and assessments, alongside classroom sessions and guided assignments.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in many exciting enrichment opportunities and the latest upcoming trends.

What Will I Learn?

The Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 study programme is designed to start-off your career and provide the necessary skills and techniques for you to become a hairdresser. With the option to specialise in year two, you are provided with a number of different opportunities and experiences, including working in our commercial campus salon.

The Hairdressing Diploma Level 3 programme is aimed at level 2 stylists wishing to learn the skills needed to become a senior stylist.

Emphasis is placed on students working to an advanced level and developing their individual skills and talents. When not working on real-life clients, you are taught through a number of practical sessions and assessments, alongside classroom sessions and guided assignments.

Course Content

Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 may include the following units:

  • Maintain Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Working in Hairdressing
  • Client Consultation for Hairdressing Services
  • Promote Products and Services to Clients in a Salon
  • Cut Women’s Hair
  • Shampoo and Condition Hair and Scalp
  • Style and Dress Women’s Hair
  • Perm and Neutralise Hair
  • Colour Hair
  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Creative Images in the Hair and Beauty Sector

Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma units may include the following:

  • Monitoring and Maintaining Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Consultation Support
  • Cut Women’s Hair to Create a Variety of Looks
  • Style Women’s Hair Using a Variety of Techniques
  • Colour Hair to Create a Variety of Looks
  • Colour Correction
  • Perm Hair to Create a Variety of Looks
  • Creative Hairdressing Design Skills
Entry Requirements

Level 2: 4 GCSEs (grades A*-E / 9-3), including English and maths and an interview.

Level 3: Entry on to Level 3 is subject to satisfactory completion of a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification*.

*If you have previously studied and completed a level 2 at another training provider, or are currently studying level 2 with another training provider, and would like to apply to enrol directly onto level 3 you can do so by the ‘Level 3 Appy Online’ button in the next menu.

Kit Costs

Level 2 Hairdressing

Uniform: £40*

Practical Kit (including text book): £200*

Level 3 Hairdressing

Uniform: £40*
Textbook- Approx £ 30.00
Level 3 Hairdressing Kit 2019 – £97.05

*All prices indicated must be considered as estimated and prices may change without notice.

Course Progression

Successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma allows progression into employment as junior stylist or onto the Level 3 Diploma.

Career Opportunities

Many find work in the local area, others in industry at a supervisory level or technical support with top London salons, major product manufacturers, television/film studios, prestigious hotels, cruise liners or leisure complexes.

Hairdressing Level 2/3 (19+ Year Old Learners) - Part-Time

Adult (19+) learners will not be required to study English and Maths. You will attend College for approximately 11 hours per week for a mixture of practical and theory sessions.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
DurationTwo years:
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
AttendanceVariable hours per week
Fee(s)19+ Year 1: £1,807
19+ Year 2: £3,345


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