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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing with Evolve

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Course content

The Level 2 Hairdressing course is designed for students who are new to the industry and have little or no experience of hairdressing and barbering. The qualification provides the necessary skills and knowledge that will allow you to enter employment in the hairdressing sector.

Training takes place in our on-site salon, Salon HQ which will give your the opportunity to gain valuable work experience whilst you learn.

You will be assessed throughout the course to check on your progress in a variety of ways. This includes observations, oral questions and online tests.



  • Style and finish hair
  • Style, set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work


  • Styling men’s hair

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan
  • Adults aged 19+

Entry requirements

  • For students with fewer than five GCSEs grades A*-C, or an equivalent qualification at Level 1.
  • Working towards or have achieved Level 1 in English
  • Already gained qualifications in Level 1 Hairdressing
  • Personal commitment and the ability to work as part of a team


  • Level 3 Hairdressing qualification
  • Employment in a hairdressing salon as a Junior Stylist

When does the course run?

September 2019

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan, this course will form part of your study programme. The programme also includes English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).

For people aged 19+ the course fee is £3345. You may be eligible for fee remission. See Money Matters for details.