Women’s Hairdressing Level 2 Certificate at Kendal College
This course is practically based, offering a wide range of skills such as
Shampooing, conditioning, setting and blow-drying, cutting, perming and colouring. Your practical skills will be supported by underpinning knowledge for each unit by assignment and research workshops which build up portfolios of evidence for progression to a higher level course
You will also be encouraged to develop your interpersonal skills and work as part of a team and will get involved in hairdressing fashion shows and competitions.
This is a vocationally based qualification.
If you are creative, like working with people and have lots of ambition, hairdressing could be your pathway to success. Never have there been so many exciting possibilities at the cutting edge of the fashion, style and grooming business.
The skills in hairdressing you would complete at level 2 include:
- Shampooing different hair types and textures.
- Blow drying hair with different brushes to create a variety of effects.
- Setting hair with rollers and pin curls.
- Colouring hair using semi-permanent, quasi-permanent, permanent and bleach.
- Cutting hair to one-length, long graduation, uniform layers and short graduation.
- Perming hair using a 9 section wind and brick wind.
For Level 2 you will need four GCSEs at A*-D. Industrial experience and prior learning can support your application.
You will also need to have a minimum of one day’s work experience a week.
All students interested in this course should contact the course tutors prior to enrolment:
Angela DaCosta: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gillian McDougall: email@example.com
Denise Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to show through records of achievement or qualifications that you have the commitment and ability to make the most of this opportunity, and cope with the practical skills.
You will need to be able to work with others as part of a team and communicate with clients and colleagues.
Assessment is throughout the year and includes:
- Written assignments for each unit.
- Observation of practical assessments.
- Building up your own personal portfolio.
- Oral questions
The qualification and the experience you gain on the course will help you find employment in hair and beauty salons either locally, or further afield. You may also continue with your studies and progress on to the NVQ Level 3 Diploma or an NVQ level 3 apprenticeships.
You could work as a hairdresser in salons throughout the UK or work freelance.
With experience you could progress to jobs like senior stylist or salon manager. By taking suitable further qualifications, you could move into training or assessing. Other options include wig making, training in make-up techniques and working in the theatre, film and television industries.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendal College directly.