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Hair and Beauty - Level 2 Diploma Women's & Men's Hairdressing 3002-26 at Wakefield College

Course description

This course is ideal for highly motivated, committed people wishing to pursue a career in hairdressing.  It will give you a recognised professional qualification and develop both the practical skills and the knowledge you need to work as a stylist in the industry.  As part of the course you will also have the opportunity to visit major exhibitions and shows featuring top stylists and leading manufacturers.  If you have a keen interest in hairdressing this could be the course for you.

Course content

What you will study 

The course will cover hairdressing services in theory and practice and will include: 

• Advise and consult with clients
• Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
• Blow dry and style the hair
• The art of dressing hair
• Cutting
• Colour and lighten hair
• Health, safety and hygiene Set and dress hair Style hair with electrical equipment

Other units will be covered subject to awarding body

Entry requirements

Previous level 1 qualification or 5 GCSE's grade 3-9 or D-A* including Maths or English plus successful interview is essential.


You will need to reproduce a portfolio of evidence together with the completion test papers. 

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further study 

Students who successfully achieve the Level 2 Diploma can progress onto Level 3 Hairdressing

Career Opportunities 

Stylist in a hairdressing salon, or self-employed hairdresser or salon owner.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 April 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: 59415

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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.