Hairdressing

Level 2 Diploma

Course code
HSDC-SD-CDPHD
Type of study
Full-Time
Examination board
City and Guilds

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Overview

On this highly practical course you’ll learn all the hairdressing skills required to get started working in a salon environment.

You’ll develop a wide range of skills, including: cutting techniques,  colouring, perming, drying, setting and creative styling techniques.

Hairdressing theory lessons will incorporate all the latest related science, health and safety guidance, retailing rules and legislations. Customer service, advice and client consultation along with the importance of up and coming products used in the professional industry will not only be taught in theory but will be used in and throughout practical lessons . Importantly, you’ll need to demonstrate aptitude in communication, teamwork, timekeeping and organisation.

Practical assessment will be carried out by attending to paying customers, in our commercially-run training salons that are fitted with the latest equipment, professional tools and products. You will be able to show case your work to local businesses and  be involved in competition work as well as visiting Hairdressing exhibitions and retailers.

A minimum of three GCSEs at grade C including English and Science. You will also need to have a minimum of grade D in GCSE Mathematics.

On this course you will study:

  • Working in hairdressing
  • Maintain health and safety in the salon
  • Client consultation for hairdressing service
  • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Cut women’s hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Provide perming services
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Salon reception services
  • Skills development

You will learn all ladies practical hairdressing skills required for a salon environment, such as cutting, perming, colouring consultation and diagnosis and blow-drying/ setting skills.

Hairdressing theory, related science, health and safety, retailing and customer services and client consultation will also be covered.

The course involves a considerable amount of practical work. During the workshop sessions there will be a demonstration of skills, which you will then practice on each other and then progress to working on paying clients.

There are also separate theory and assignment writing classes, to develop your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of hairdressing.

Practical assessments will be performed on paying clients to ensure competence. Oral questioning will take place at the time of the practical assessment. All practical assessments will be graded based on performance to either Pass, Merit or Distinction.

You are required to keep a record of achievement log book as evidence of Hairdressing skills performed, this will form the basis of your portfolio. Mandatory exams, there are online tests for some units of the course and other units are covered by assignments.

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South Downs College is a bright and happy place, everyone is kind and friendly to each other.

Megan Hall, A Level student

The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at South Downs College.

Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student

The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.

Jodie Hook

Progression

Providing you have successfully completed the course you will be able to apply to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing. Those students who do not wish to go on to Level 3 can obtain employment within the Hairdressing Industry.

Careers

Mobile Hairstylist
Salon Assistant
Junior Stylist
Media Hair Designer
Colour Technician

What to do next

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