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Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma at Blackburn College

Course description

This is a Level 2 Hairdressing programme that will develop your hairdressing skills enabling you to be job ready for the hairdressing industry. Learners will gain professional skills in the areas of cutting, colouring and styling hair.

Course content

The study programme will cover mandatory and optional units which will give you professional skills ready for the world of work in this industry. Mandatory units include:

  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Change hair colour
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques

Optional units will be discussed at the start of the course. They cover a broad range of topics such as reception duties, plaiting and twisting hair or attaching hair to enhance a style. Not all these areas will be assessed.

Entry requirements

For students leaving school you will need a suitable reference from your tutor, evidence of good attendance and punctuality and a commitment to succeed. For mature learners (19+) you will need to display commitment to learn and achieve.


Practical assessments on models in realistic working environments with industrial timings. Theory assessments can be online or paper based.

Further information

You will be able to progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing if you are successful with your studies.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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