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Hairdressing Studies Level 2 Diploma at Highbury College

Course description

This course is suitable for students progressing from a Level 1 Hairdressing course or students with previous knowledge and/or qualifications in hairdressing.

The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to launch your hairdressing career.

If you do not hold A*-C GCSE in English and/or Mathematics, you will also attend Functional Skills English and Mathematics classes as part of your course. If you hold GCSE D Grade in English and/or Mathematics, you will also attend GCSE classes to improve your grade.

Our Salons are run as commercial businesses, to improve your employability skills and sessions will be run on evenings and Saturdays.

Course content

You will attend both theory and practical sessions and work in a realistic commercial salon environment under direct supervision of tutors.

You will cover a variety of hairdressing units including shampoo and conditioning, cutting, styling and basic colouring techniques.

Entry requirements

It is preferable that students have 4 GCSEs at grade A-E. A good standard of written and spoken English is essential.

You should also have a record of good attendance and punctuality.

You will need to purchase a kit containing all equipment, also uniform is required and is to be worn for all practical sessions.


Throughout the course you will be assessed regularly against the standards set by the examining body.

These assessments will be pre-arranged.

You will be given written assignments to complete throughout the programme, as well as online exams.

Each level covers an area of competence at a level that places it on a national framework.

The framework makes qualifications easier to understand and also shows how people can progress through the system.

Future opportunities

On successful completion you can progress onto Level 3 Hairdressing or go directly into employment.

There are many career opportunities: salons; mobile; overseas; health/fitness centres salons; working on cruise liners

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2016
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