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Hair and Beauty - Level 2 Technical Certificate Hairdressing at Wakefield College

Course description

This course is ideal for motivated people wishing to pursue a career in Hairdressing. It will give you a recognised foundation qualification and develop both the practical and knowledge skills required for further learning at Level 2.

This programme offers an exciting range of additional activities including visits to trade exhibitions and the opportunity to undertake specialist training on demand.

Training takes place in our modern well equipped salons, supported by our team of highly skilled, highly qualified tutors
What better way to kick start your career!

Course content

What you will study

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. 
Compulsory topics include:

• Principles of practice of hairdressing
• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
• Style, set and dress hair  
• Cut hair using basic techniques
• Colour and lighten hair

How you will learn

A variety of teaching and learning methods such as observing, demonstrations, using online resources and hands on experience of using hairdressing techniques.

Course Structure

Written exam 40%  Practical Synoptic 60%

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs 9-4 or A*-C
, including English or Maths



How you will be assessed

You will need to produce a portfolio, undergo continual practical assessments and complete one external theory examination and one final synoptic practical assessment.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Career Opportunities

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an
employer that you have the essential skills and
knowledge of health & safety and customer service to be
employed as a Hairdresser.

This qualification could lead to a job as a Hairdresser
working in one of the following establishments:
• Hairdressing salon
• Hotel
• Cruise Ship

Further study

Students who successfully achieve the Level 2 Technical certificate can progress to an appropriate level 3 in the Hair & Beauty sector

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111


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: 03 April 2019
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.