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Level 2 Certificate in Woman's Hairdressing and Level 2 Diploma in Woman's Hairdressing at Cromwell Community College

Course description

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Women’s Hairdressing is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; the creative art of cutting or dressing women’s hair, how to effectively shampoo and condition hair or provide a good consultation service for your clients.

Course content

To further enhance your practical skills you will have the opportunity to choose from the following units; the artistic skill of colouring and lightening hair, provide perming and neutralising services, the dexterous skill of plaiting and twisting hair, how to display and promote stock to clients, the imaginative art of creating a hair and beauty image, colour hair using semi and temporary colour, style and finish African type hair, provide scalp massage services or the all-important reception duties.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety whilst working in the hair industry. You will also develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of each unit.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services.



Mandatory units - 26 credits

Follow health and safety practice in the salon

Working in the hair industry

Client consultation for hair services

Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp

Cut women’s hair

The art of dressing hair

Optional units - 7 (minimum) credits

Colour and lighten hair

Perm and neutralise hair

Plaiting and twisting hair

Display stock to promote sales in a salon

Promote products and services to clients in a salon

Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

The art of colouring hair

Style and finish African type hair

Provide scalp massage services

Salon reception duties

Total credits required - 33 (minimum)

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Forbes

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years