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Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma at Somerset College

Course description

This qualification is perfect for students who are new to the hairdressing industry. You will gain all of the essential underpinning knowledge of hairdressing to enable you to progress on to Level 3.

Course content

You will learn:

  • Health & Safety in the salon
  • Client consultation
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Basic styling
  • Blow drying and cutting
  • Basic colouring and lightening techniques
  • Perming and relaxing
  • Salon reception duties
  • The art of dressing hair

Personal development, personal skills, communication, problem solving and working with others are also an integral part of this course.

Entry requirements

  • Three GCSEs at grades A* to C, one in English, or a Level 1 in Hairdressing.
  • A College interview.


The course uses a range of assessment strategies, including practical observation, oral assessment and online testing. You will be taught through practical sessions, working with clients and assisting in the salon as well as lectures, tutorials and educational visits. 

Future opportunities

You could progress to Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing. 

Seek employment within a salon as a stylist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Somerset College directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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