Hair and Beauty

Diploma in Hairdressing, Level 2

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?

Course overview

Do you have a passion for hairdressing? Can you see yourself working in a salon? Do you have good communication and social skills? This course offers you the training and experience you need to develop a great career in hairdressing. It balances theory with some great hands-on experience. At our on-site salons, you will learn how to colour, cut, style, set and blow-dry hair. You will also learn how to advise and consult with clients, and develop important teamwork and customer service skills. As you progress, you will begin to take on more demanding roles. This course provides you with the minimum qualification needed to qualify and register as a Hairdresser, so you can become a Junior Stylist as soon as you finish your last assignment!

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds. However, if you’re an adult, why not consider our part-time option.

Entry requirements

You must have 4 GCSEs (A*-D) or (Grade 3 and above) including English and maths or an appropriate Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Style and Dress Hair
- Advise and Consult Clients
- Health, Safety and Hygiene
- Cut Ladies Hair
- Colour and Lighten Hair
- Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp
- Promote Products and Services to Clients

How will I be assessed?

You will create a portfolio of your work based on the skills you develop at Fountains and your tutor will mark this as you complete each task. Each unit is delivered individually, so you can work at your own pace and be assessed when you feel ready.

What can I do next

Successful completion of this course will give you the opportunity to progress onto a Level 3
hairdressing qualification.

You will also be open to a range of careers including (but not limited to):
- Junior Hair Stylist
- Hairdresser
- Salon Assistant
- Salon Manager
- Cruise Line Stylist
- Bridal Hair Stylist
- Colour Specialist
- Freelance/Selfemployed