Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing

Is this course for me?

This course is now taking applications for 2018/19!

This course has been designed to develop the skills you need to work in a hairdressing salon. You will study mandatory and optional units which will include cutting, colouring and blow drying. When you have completed the course you will gain status as a graduate stylist enabling you to work in a hairdressing salon at an intermediate level.

The course is designed for candidates who have the interest in pursuing a career in the hairdressing industry. 

Study Overview

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

Compulsory topics 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

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


4 days


Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing

Level: Intermediate (Level Two)

Start Date: Week commencing 3rd September 2018

Course Code: 32221FT

Entry Requirements:

Two GCSEs grade C (or equivalent) or above in English and maths.

Method of Assessment

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

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

Fees payable annually unless stated

Course Fees

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Additional Fees

  • Textbook: £26.99
  • Kit: £215
  • Uniform: £41
  • Photo Shoot: £15


Full Level 2 Qualification
Other Government Funding
Full-Time Courses in Hair & Beauty
Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty Skills
Level 2 Extended Diploma in Beauty Therapy
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 Extended Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Apprenticeships in Hair & Beauty
Hair Professional Level 2

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