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Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

You will work in the College’s up-to-date salon, Eden, which creates an outstanding learning environment for hairdressing. It is open to members of the public and provides you with a real working experience.

You will also participate in local and national competitions testing your skills and adding to your impressive CV.

The hairdressing industry offers diverse and varied careers as well as rewarding job opportunities, whether this is in top salons or as a session stylist working backstage for catwalk and fashion shows across the world or travelling the globe aboard cruise liners.

For those who enjoy meeting and dealing with people and who have a confident and outgoing personality, studying hairdressing at HLC is an excellent choice. The industry is diverse and career opportunities exist locally, nationally and internationally.

This is a practical course, which is underpinned by a theoretical background. The necessary skills for this qualification will be learnt though a variety of situations, in a commercial salon and in theory lessons.

Course content

You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below.

  • Style and Finish Hair
  • Set and Dress Hair
  • Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques
  • Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp
  • Change Hair Colour

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade E (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 qualification
  • Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
  • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area


You will be assessed on a continuous basis within a realistic working environment. You will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence to be certified by your assessors.

Theoretical aspects of the programme will mainly be assessed through assignments and internal and external test papers.

Future opportunities

Study options may include:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Employment options may include:

  • Hairdressing salons
  • Cruise ships
  • Self-employed
  • Hotels

Further information

Maths and English

All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2016

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