Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing

Is this course for me?

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing is aimed at learners who are looking to start a career in the hairdressing industry. Learners will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Study Overview

Mandatory units include:

  • Principles of practice of hairdressing.
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp.
  • Style, set and dress hair.
  • Cut hair using basic techniques.
  • Colour and lighten hair.

You will be expected to work on a variety of clients throughout the qualification to ensure you are ready to complete the final synoptic (end of year) exam at the end of the course.

Employment & Labour Market Opportunities

Learners could progress into employment, an apprenticeship or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.

It could lead to a job as a hairdresser working in a salon, hotel or cruise ship.

Additional Qualifications Studied


Maths and English – Take it Seriously!

At Chelmsford College we are dedicated to
helping all our learners achieve their ambitions and we acknowledge that in order to do well, some of our learners may need extra support in maths and/or English.

Please note that individual Level 2 literacy and numeracy may not be equivalent to a full GCSE qualification. We provide specialist teaching as a compulsory part of the study programme for all learners who have not achieved a grade C at GCSE in these subjects and we all take maths and English seriously.

Course Details

Attendance: FT

Duration: 1 Year


City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing

Level: Intermediate (Level Two)

Start Date: September 2019

Course Code: 32221FT

Entry Requirements:

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade at 9-3 including English or equivalent grade.

Method of Assessment

The course is assessed through a number of formative tests, assignments and observations leading to one final theory exam, which covers all aspects of hairdressing theory. There is a final 6-hour practical assessment covering all elements of the mandatory units.

Fees payable annually unless stated

Course Fees

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Additional Fees

Text book £26.99
Kit £215
Uniform £41
Photoshoot £15


Full Level 2 Qualification
Full-Time Courses in Hair & Beauty
Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Cutting and Styling Services
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hair Colouring Services
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing
Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments
Short Courses
VTCT Level 2 award in LED Gel Polish Techniques
Apprenticeships in Hair & Beauty
Hair Professional Level 2

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