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Hairdressing Diploma Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Take your next steps to becom­ing a pro­fes­sion­al hair­dress­er and gain a high stan­dard of prac­ti­cal skills includ­ing cut­ting, colour­ing, client con­sul­ta­tion and blow dry­ing. You wil have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work along­side pres­ti­gious local salon own­ers and hair­dress­ing pro­fes­sion­als to devel­op advanced and mod­ern techniques.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will learn through prac­ti­cal demon­stra­tions and prac­tice what you have learnt on real, pay­ing clients in our com­mer­cial salon.

Entry Require­ments

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above includ­ing Eng­lish and maths, or a rel­e­vant Lev­el 1 qualification.

Need to re-sit? No prob­lem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/C in GCSE maths or Eng­lish, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

Wor­ried about your grades?

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above. 

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard
  • Incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able remote­ly through­out this unprece­dent­ed peri­od. They can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed through prac­ti­cal obser­va­tions, online tests and oral ques­tions. You will also com­plete assign­ments to devel­op your the­o­ry knowledge.

Addi­tion­al Information

You will be required to pur­chase a kit and uni­form. You will also be required to source clients for prac­ti­cal learning .

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, you will be able to progress to the Hair­dress­ing Diplo­ma Lev­el 3 or Lead, or Senior Hair Styl­ist Appren­tice­ship, or employment.

Course Con­tent

You wil study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Health and Safety
  • Cus­tomer Service
  • Con­sul­ta­tion
  • Sham­poo­ing and Conditioning
  • Styling and Dress­ing Hair
  • Cut­ting and Colouring

Course Trips

Trip to Salon Inter­na­tion­al and AHT region­al competition.


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