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Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma at Preston's College

Course description

Delivered by highly qualified tutors with extensive industry knowledge, the Level 2 Hairdressing course at Preston’s College is a cut above the rest. With two commercial training salons based on campus, this course will allow you to gain the skills you need using industry standard products and facilities that you could expect to find in any high street salon. In addition to gaining fundamental skills in hair care, colouring and cutting, you will also have the opportunity to work on community based projects which will enhance your customer service and communication skills.

Course content

You will develop knowledge and skills in preparation for a career as a hairdresser.

You will study:

– Shampoo and condition hair
– Preparing for services
– Blow drying hair
– Prepare and maintain salon areas
– Basic hair colouring techniques
– Basic hair cutting techniques
– Client consultation

There are also optional units in assisting in salon reception duties, perming hair and creating a theme based image. You will study maths and English.

Entry requirements

Four GCSE’s at grade D or above including English & maths. You will also need communication and dexterity skills, and a desire to work with the general public


– Practical assessments and tasks
– Written and online tests
– Portfolio of evidence
– Assignments
– Oral questioning

You will be expected to provide some of your own clients for assessments and complete tasks to commercial time scales.

Future opportunities

Preston’s College Course: Level 3 Hairdressing

Apprenticeship: Hairdressing

Employment: Junior Stylist

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Preston's College directly.

Last updated date: 25 May 2016
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