Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

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Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

If you are passionate about a career in hairdressing this course will teach you 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. 

You will also learn important customer service skills and gain an understanding of health and safety in the workplace. 

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, crative styling, balayage and ear piercing.

You will also complete 30 hours of work experience in a salon and attend lessons to improve your English and maths (or use the time for directed study if you already have Grade 4 or above).   

On completion of the course you will be able to apply for a job in the industry or progress to a higher level qualification.  

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.

Also, 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 or more GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English and/or 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 sectioning and 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 complete an online assessment in the relevant subject

During this course you will study the following modules: 

  • Follow health and safety in  the salon 
  • Working in the hair industry 
  • 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 
  • Salon reception duties 
  • The art of dressing hair 
  • Styling and finishing African type hair 

In addition, if you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved a Grade 4 in English and/or maths you will required to attend classes for the relevant subject as part of your course. 

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 


You will be assessed throughout the course 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 
  • Progress to a Level 3 hairdressing qualification 
  • Progress to a Level 2 barbering qualification
  • Apply for a Level 2 barbering apprenticeship

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



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