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Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing | Brooklands College

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

All aspects of hairdressing including cutting, perming and dressing hair will be studied.

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Subject Area: Hairdressing
Suitable for: School Leavers
Campus: Ashford

About this course

This is a one year course that will include both practical and theory work. All aspects of hairdressing including cutting, perming and dressing hair will be studied. Students will be expected to wear uniform and present themselves in a professional manner as practical work will be assessed in the commercial salon.  You will need to work in a commercial salon for one day per week. During the course you will also be enrolled onto the tutorial, enrichment programme and suitable English and Maths programmes dependant on GCSE/ Functional Skill Results.

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Where will I be studying?

Brooklands College has specialist facilities for hair and beauty courses, linked to the on-site Inspire Hair & Beauty Academy on both campuses.  There will be a work based element which will prepare you for employment in the industry.  You will also have the opportunity to take part in competitions and all students are expected to wear uniforms and present themselves in a professional manner.

Course Details

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is for 16-19 year olds who wish to enter the professional world of the hairdressing industry and train to be a Junior Stylist.

How is the course assessed?

Continuous assessment via practical assessments and online exams

Are there any extra costs?

It is advised that a kit and uniform is purchased from our recommended supplier (information will be given to you at the interview).  Visits may include:  professional exhibitions, an international visit and a chance to take part in competitions and Goldwell colouring, perming and product courses.  Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications will I need?

5 GCSE passes including 1 GCSE at grade C/grade 4 and above or for progressing student’s successful achievement of a level 1 vocational qualification.


Next Steps

Hairdressing Diploma Level 3 / Level 3 Diploma in Specialist, Theatrical Media Hair and Make Up or employment as a Junior Stylist.

The average starting salary for a full-time, newly qualified Hair Stylist is approximately £15-£18K.

Start dates

Reference Campus Start
HB02035/232302 Ashford 04/09/2023
HB02035/232301 Ashford 05/09/2023
HB02035/232303 Ashford 05/09/2023
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National Success Hair & Beauty

Level 2 & Level 3 Hairdressing and Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-up students competed at The Blackpool Hairdressing Competitions 2020. Students gained all Top 7 places in the Fantasy category!   Read more

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