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Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course will prepare you for a career in hairdressing and to develop and practise the skills required for employment or further study.

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Course content

  • working in hairdressing industry
  • follow health and safety in the salon
  • client consultation for hairdressing services
  • shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • cut women’s hair
  • colour hair and lighten hair
  • perm and neutralise hair
  • the art of dressing hair
  • promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • hairdressing design skills, create an image based theme
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

GCSEs at grade three/grade D in maths and English, or

Hairdressing Level 1 Diploma plus maths and English at level one, or equivalent

successful attendance at interview event

you will be required to purchase salon wear, equipment kit, textbooks and consumables


Through a range of practical assessment techniques, assignments and examinations. As this is a rigorous course of study you will be required to complete a large amount of work away from the College.

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the course you will progress on to our Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, or seek employment as an Apprentice junior in a salon, health farm, cruise ship or spa.

Further information

  • perform hairdressing services on clients in the commercial salon
  • visit trade shows
  • undertake work experience - one practical session per week may have a 9.30pm finish time

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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