Women's and Men's Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

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Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

If you are passionate about a career in hairdressing this course will give you experience of working in women's and men's hair and teach you the skills and knowledge you need to become fully qualified and gain an exciting job in the industry.

Your skills will enable you to take a client on a journey from entering the salon, to carrying out a range of different techniques such as colouring, cutting and styling and recommending and selling the correct products to them.

To enhance your learning, you will also get chance to take part in enrichment weeks during which you will be able to learn new techniques, take part in competitions, and complete additional short courses in areas that would be useful to you in the industry, such as hair extensions, wedding hair, creatice styling, balayage and ear piercing.

Please note: you will be expected to arrange the work experience placement yourself and will also be required to purchase your own hairdressing kit, costing approximately £180, as well as a college-braded uniform costing approximately £50 - order forms will be provided before the start of the course and financial support may be available to help with these costs.  

If you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE!

To access this course you are required to:

  • Have four GCSEs including Grade 3/D or above in English and maths* OR
  • Level 1 Hairdressing qualification
  • Undertake a salon skills session in which you will be required to meet members of the teaching team and demonstrate applying rollers to the hair
  • Purchase a hairdressing kit and college-branded uniform (details will be provided at enrolment)

*Adults without the necessary qualifications will be required to sit an online assessment in the relevant subject.

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Perm and neutralise hair
  • Cut women's hair
  • Cut men's hair
  • Salon reception duties
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Styling men's hair
  • Styling and finishing African-type hair
  • Follow health and safety in the salon


By studying this course you will:

  • Develop skills in cutting, colouring and styling
  • Develop your confidence in dealing with a wide range of clients
  • Understand how different services work and are carried out
  • Develop your understanding of the health and safety requirements to work in the industry

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Practical observations
  • Providing services to clients in a realistic working environment
  • Online exams
  • Written assignments
  • Production of a portfolio of evidence

Successful completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Gain employment in a salon
  • Pursue a hairdressing apprenticeship
  • Apply for a Level 2 barbering apprenticeship
  • Progress to a Level 3 hairdressing qualification
  • Progress to a Level 2 barbering qualification
  • Progress to Level 2 beauty qualifiation

  • Commercial hair and beauty salons open to the public
  • Opportunity to enhance your skills with additional qualifications
  • Industry-standard equipment and professional products
  • Opportunity to showcase your skills in shows and competitions
  • Industry-experienced and highly-qualified tutors to support you


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