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Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 at Lowestoft College

Course description

This programme includes a variety of modules including:

  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work

Two additional optional units

  • Perm and neutralise hair
  • Plait and twist hair and neutralise hair
  • Salon reception duties
  • Cut men’s hairstyles

Entry requirements

You will need to have a Level 1 in hairdressing or industry experience, or two GCSEs at grade C or above. You will also need to attend an interview.


During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of units to develop your hands-on skills. The theory sessions provide you with the underpinning knowledge needed to apply your skills in the salon and practice sessions. Theory is assessed through a combination of external multiple choice exam papers, written on-line assignments and oral questioning. Practical sessions are assessed using observation, oral questioning and examining products of work. 

Future opportunities

Upon completion of this course, you may wish to progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, or undertake an apprenticeship where you will be able to demonstrate the skills you have learnt and gain invaluable experience working in the industry. Or you may prefer to find work within the hairdressing industry. 

We have former students who are assessors, senior stylists, salon managers, salon owners, working on cruise ships or continuing at college with a teaching qualification. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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