Certificate in Hairdressing – Full time, Level 2 (City and Guilds)

Your Unique Experience

Practical hairdressing lessons take place alongside commercial salon sessions and theory lessons. Practical lessons include working on training heads and live paying clients. You will take part in trips, visits, seminars and competitions alongside your lessons to ensure you have a very good understanding of the industry in which you will work.

Learners are expected to undertake work experience in a salon setting. Gaining part time employment in a salon will greatly enhance your skills and aid employability and progression opportunities.

An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will be designed with you, to meet your needs. Targets will be set to enable your progress and achievement.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor who specifically looks after your pastoral and progress requirements throughout the course

You will be trained in the use of specialist, professional products, equipment and treatments.

Course Content

The course includes units as follows:

Health & Safety

Working in the Hairdressing Industry

Consultation with clients

Cutting hair

Colouring hair

Dressing and styling hair

There are many additional opportunities as part of this study programme. You will be expected to take part in work experience (36 hours), and will also have the opportunity to represent the college as you enter a range of regional and national competitions, such as Greater Manchester Colleges’ Competitions. During your time on this programme, you will also take part in external study visits, for example to Wella Studios in Manchester, to observe professionals within the industry and taking part in bespoke one day demonstrations on the latest trends and fashions in the industry.

This course is assessed through a mixture of practical assessments, written tests and exams.

More than just a Course

Hairdressing offers an exciting and challenging career in a fast paced industry. This course will develop your core employability skills such as communication and retail alongside specialist practical hairdressing skills. It will give you the knowledge and practical skills to progress to a course at level 3 in Hairdressing, Media Hair Styling & Make Up or Nails. Alternatively you could progress to an Apprenticeship.

If you are interested in a career in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Tameside College offers a wide range of courses to get you started in a rewarding career in these areas. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to progress within the sector and enable you to move into industry.

Course Format

Full time study programme.

Special Features

Alongside your Hairdressing lessons you will study mathematics & English which are mandatory and a core part of your study programme, if you are aged 16-18 and do not have a Grade C or Grade 4 in mathematics and English.

You will be expected to wear a uniform which costs £35.99. Equipment costs are £149.18.

Uniform and equipment costs are correct as of 26 July 2017 – prices are subject to change

Entry Qualifications

Potential learners should have a good general education and require 4 x GCSE grade D or above or level 1 in Hairdressing. Learners should possess the following qualities:

A genuine interest in the subject

Good communication skills


Enjoying working with people and in a team

Good dexterity skills

Personal commitment

Be reliable and punctual and willing to work professionally

You will need to provide models for assessments throughout the year and complete 6 hours per week home study


Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing

Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up

Level 2 Nail services

Working as a junior stylist within a salon environment

Freelance work



For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.