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Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 at Weymouth College

Course description

Students studying on this course will work as a hairdresser in the College salon, which is open to the public and be expected to work in a selected salon in the area for a variety of work experience. Participation in local and regional competitions is highly recommended, and a visit to the Salon International exhibition will be expected.

Course content

• Working in the hair industry • Health and safety • Client consultation • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp • Promote products and services to clients • Cut women’s hair • Colour and lighten hair • Perm and neutralise hair • The art of dressing hair • Salon reception duties • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector.

Entry requirements

• Selection is by interview. • 2 GCSEs grade C or above is required in English and science, maths would be an advantage. • All applicants will be required to pass an initial diagnostic test.


You will cover the theoretical and practical work necessary for each unit; this will be tested through online testing with the awarding body and practical assessment. Assessment is continuous throughout the year and will take place within a realistic working environment and assignments.

Future opportunities

On completion of this course you could gain employment in a salon at junior stylist level or progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship programme. Progression to the Level 3 course is recommended to advance your skills and widen your career opportunities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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