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Women's Hairdressing Level 2 Certificate

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Women's Hairdressing Level 2 Certificate

This intensive course provides you with the basic skills and knowledge to begin a career in hairdressing.

The course covers all aspects of basic hairdressing, providing an internationally recognised City and Guilds qualification. On completion of the course, you will be qualified to work as a junior stylist in a salon or to be self-employed.

Course information

Entry requirements


It is essential to have an excellent understanding of both written and spoken English for the course. A successful interview is essential.


It is desirable to hold GCSE 3 grade at A* to D or (3-9) in English and another academic subjects, although other work-related qualifications will be considered.

Course content

Areas covered:

  • Unit 201 Working in the hair industry
  • Unit 202 Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Unit 203 Client consultation for hair services
  • Unit 204 Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Unit 206 Cut Women’s hair
  • Unit 207 Colour and Lighten hair
  • Unit 209 The Art of Dressing hair

Brooks Hair & Beauty:

  • Unit 212 Create an image based on a theme

City and Guilds – Women’s Hairdressing – Level 2 Certificate

Assessment methods

You will be assessed carrying out treatments on clients in a realistic salon environment in the college’s salons. The assessment criteria are set by City and Guilds and are verified by the course tutor/assessor. Following the delivery of theory topics, end of unit test are taken on the computer. There is an opportunity to gain a pass, merit or distinction in the practical assessments.

Further study and career options

Course progression

It is recommended to continue on to a second year of study where you will gain the Level 3 certificate in Hairdressing to advance your skills further.

Career progression

Each course will lead to employment either in a salon or in self-employment.

Your course tutors will advise on your best progression route during your course.

Additional information

It is essential that you continue to practice your new skills at home between lessons to ensure you have the skill set to achieve your assessments.

You will need to purchase a uniform and kit for practising your new skills at home (sourced by the college), these will be explained and more detail given during your information session/interview. Your commitment and attendance are linked to your success on this course.

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Available Courses
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 19/09/2022
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Wednesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator
Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford
Starts: 20/09/2022
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.