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Women's & Men's Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

The course provides you with the opportunity to gain experience and obtain a Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing. This will also assist in progressing on to a Level 3 qualification. This course will be delivered at our Ardleigh Green campus.

Course content

Units include:

  • Working in the hair industry;
  • Follow health and safety in the salon;
  • Client consultation for hair services;
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp;
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon;
  • Cut women's hair;
  • Colour and lighten hair;
  • Perm and neutralise hair;
  • The art of dressing hair;
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector;
  • Reception duties;
  • Functional Skills English;
  • Functional Skills maths.

Entry requirements

Good school reference, an interview and 4 GCSEs at grade D or above to include: maths, English, science plus one other in any subject area. You will have an online target test prior to enrolment.


Assessments are continuous throughout the year. You are required to produce a portfolio containing evidence of practical and theory work. You will also complete online exams for each unit.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed this qualification, you will be able to apply for Level 3 Hairdressing or you will be able to work as a junior stylist in a hairdressing salon.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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    • Ardleigh Green Campus

      Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 2LL

      The Ardleigh Green campus is host to a large number of facilities such as:

      - The Academy of Arts and Science

      - The Centre for Creative Arts

      - The Space performing arts facility

      - Cisco and Microsoft IT Pro Academy

      - L’Oreal Flagship Hairdressing salons

      - The Retreat graduate beauty salon

      - Stepping Stones Day Nursery

      - Dedicated motor vehicle workshops

      Ardleigh Green is located between the towns of Hornchurch and Romford, with direct rail/tube links to Essex and London. Romford is a hub of entertainment containing the historic Romford Market, large shopping centres, cinemas, sports and recreational facilities.

      Creative and Professional

      At our Ardleigh Green campus you will gain the professional and vocational skills you need to stand out in the competitive world of work. The involvement of industry leaders means that our courses contain the most relevant and up-to-date information. Our facilities in the creative and performing arts are exceptional and give you a perfect springboard into careers where your own imagination and drive are the deciding factors.