Hairdressing Level 2 Technical Certificate

25030W1 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Aspiring hairdressers will gain the technical skills, professionalism and qualifications to establish a career in the industry. The College incorporates industry trends and advances in technology into the programmes delivered at the Image Centres in Wigan and in Leigh. You will explore a wide variety of career opportunities in this dynamic industry. This course is an intermediate vocational qualification aimed at learners who are contemplating a career in hairdressing. The course is designed to deliver a high Level of occupational capability and provides a sound platform from which to progress onto the Level 2 Apprenticeship programme or full time Level 3 Diploma.

What will I study?

Year 1 will focus on colouring techniques whilst year 2 focuses upon cutting techniques.The course includes: working in hairdressing, health & safety, client consultation, principles and practices, Shampoo, condition and treating the hair and scalp, cut hair using basic techniques, style, set and dress hair, plait and twist hair. The course will also include work experience, maths and English at the appropriate level.

How long is the course?

Full Time for two academic years

How will I be assessed?

Assessment consists of practical observation, assignment work and written tests.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-D / 9-3 GCSE subjects including maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

Apprenticeship programme at Level 2 or the full time Level 3 Diploma. Career prospects include Salon owner, Industry sales rep, Assessor, Trainer, Employment on cruise ships
In TV, film or theatre, Technical trainer for product manufacturers, Colour specialist, Teacher, Salon Manager. An experienced Hairdresser with advanced techniques can expect to earn over £30,000 a year. The industry is worth an estimated £17 billion in the UK and employs more than one million people.

Other Information

You will be expected to purchase a Hairdressing Kit and Image Centre uniform. You will also have the opportunity to participate in shows, competitions, fund raising events and trips. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £993.50 2F

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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