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About the course

This Level 2 Hairdressing course is the perfect starting point for aspiring hairdressers. It will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge required for basic shampooing and conditioning, styling men's and women's hair, braiding and twisting and fulfilling salon reception duties. Throughout the course, you will also gain insight into the workings of the industry and develop a solid understanding of health, safety and hygiene requirements.

One unique advantage of this course is the opportunity to learn within Harlow College's two state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons. These salons are conveniently located on the Harlow College campus and in Harlow Town Centre, offering a real-world learning environment equipped with industry-standard equipment. This hands-on experience will not only enhance your practical skills but also expose you to the professional atmosphere of a salon, preparing you for a successful career in the hairdressing industry. 

Successful completion of this course will not only set a strong foundation for your hairdressing career but also prepare you for progression onto a Level 3 course, ensuring you are well-equipped to excel in the field.

Entry requirements

This course is ideal for individuals who have the passion and enthusiasm for hairdressing. There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Previous knowledge of Hairdressing or a Level 1 Hairdressing qualification would be an advantage but not essential. A basic level of English and Maths is desirable.

How much does it cost?

The cost of this course is £1287

This course is free if you meet any one of the criteria below:

  • In receipt of benefits
  • Earns less than £20,319
  • First full level 2 qualification (Aged 19-23 only)

Before starting the course you will need to purchase your own equipment in the form of a hairdressing kit, uniform, textbooks and stationery. This is an additional cost to the course fee.

Approximate additional costs: 

Equipment £300

Trips £50

You may be eligible to support from our Harlow College 19+ bursary to help cover these additional costs. 

Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to get the most up-to-date info on fees and the financial support that may be available.

Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Where will this course take me?

Successful completion of this course will not only set a strong foundation for your hairdressing career but also prepare you for progression onto a Level 3 course, ensuring you are well-equipped to excel in the field.

Core modules

  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Health and Safety
  • Consultation
  • Shampoo and Condition
  • Promote Products and Services
  • Cutting Ladies Hair
  • Colouring
  • Perming
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • Create a Themed Image
  • Plaiting and Twisting

Optional modules

  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Plaiting and twisting hair

How will I be assessed?

Theory Assignments

Exams

Practical Observations and Assessment

Will I have to provide anything?

Before starting the course you will need to purchase your own equipment in the form of a hairdressing kit, uniform, textbooks and stationery. This is an additional cost to the course fee.

Approximate additional costs: 

Equipment £300

Trips £50

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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