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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing with Evolve

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Course content

Mandatory units:

  • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Change hair colour
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques

Optional units:

  • Promoting products and services to clients

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+

Hairdressing is a ‘people profession’ about being creative and innovative. It is fun and rewarding, as well as hard work! There are many avenues open to you in terms of career and this qualification is a highly successful method of gaining your Level 2, with good attendance and commitment this can be achieved.

Assessment method

To gain this qualification you will need to show plenty of evidence that you have undertaken each unit.  It is a practical qualification, so each student gets through grounding in all the skill areas by a qualified tutor who will assess you using some of the following methods:

  • Observations
  • Oral questions
  • Written questions
  • Mandatory written paper

Entry requirements

For students with fewer than five GCSEs grades A*-C, or an equivalent qualification at Level 1. The course requires a degree of personal commitment and the ability to work as part of a team. Students must be working towards or have achieved Level 1 in English and maths and have gained qualifications in Level 1 Hairdressing.

Future opportunities / career options

Your qualification will give you the basic elements that you need to help you become a qualified hair stylist and you can progress to further levels such as our Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing or employment within the industry.

When does the course run?

September 2019

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.