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Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course is an intermediate vocational qualification aimed at learners who are contemplating a career in hairdressing. The course is designed to deliver a high level of occupational capability and provides a sound platform from which to progress onto the NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship programme or full-time Level 3 Diploma.

Course content

The course includes: working in hairdressing, health & safety, client consultation, principles and practices, Shampoo, condition and treating the hair and scalp, cut hair using basic techniques, style, set and dress hair, plait and twist hair. The course will also include work experience, maths and English at the appropriate level

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-D/ 9-3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English


Assessment consists of practical observation, assignment work and written tests.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Apprenticeship programme at Level 2 or the full-time Level 3 Diploma.

Further information

You will be expected to purchase a Hairdressing Kit and Image Centre uniform. You will also have the opportunity to participate in shows, competitions, fund raising events and trips.

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: 23 October 2017

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.