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Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma at Isle of Wight College

Course description

This course is a full time option and is suitable for students 19 years or above.

This course is designed for, and targeted at, those people intent on being part of the Hairdressing Industry. You should have interest, enthusiasm and a commitment to succeed and once accepted on the course will be introduced to all aspects of hairdressing. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be prepared for the challenges of industry and/or progression into further studies leading to advanced career development. You will be given the opportunity to ‘learn by doing’ within this flexible programme.

Course content

Skills and knowledge that are needed to start a career in Hair. Subjects include: Maths and English to support you in the workplace.

Hairdressing: Cutting techniques to create different hair shapes; Colouring, Lightening; Shampooing and Conditioning; Styling techniques; Consultation and diagnostics; Working in the Hairdressing Industry project; Salon organisation; Reception skills; Health, Safety and Security; Create an Image hair show use of computers; Retailing; Teamwork; Interpersonal skills.

Opportunities exist for students to obtain further additional qualifications.

  • English – for 19+ learners this is optional 

Entry requirements

Students should have at least the following:

  • 4 GCSE’s at grade D – A* -including GCSE English at D or Level 1 or  Functional Skills English level 1
  • Successful completion of Level 1 Hairdressing qualification.


  • Above 88%  attendance and good report from school or previous course studied
  • Current college students should have completed their main qualification including Maths and English.


The learning programme incorporates demonstration and student participation, including lectures; discussions, projects, and self-directed study, using a multimedia approach where appropriate. Within the programme, students receive full support in their skill development and acquisition of competence. Specialist learning support is available. Students are assessed through practical observation of skills, questioning portfolio evidence and exams.

Future opportunities

There is a varied range of opportunities for those with the right outlook and attitude in the world of hairdressing. Successful students can progress to level 3 Certificate or Diploma in hairdressing or Top-to-Toe which includes aspects of beauty; working in Salons as stylists, salon ownership or self-employed, health farms, cruise liners, hospital work, retailing outlets, technician work, manufacturing companies or reception work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Wight College directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2016
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