City and Guilds - Diploma in Hairdressing - Level 2
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 2 - Level 2 Diploma Laurence Building See below See below See below See below Varies £180

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Day Start Finish Time Weeks Cost
Tues/Thurs 19-Sep-17 24-May-18

10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:00

29 £1595
mon/Wed 11-Sep-17 4-Jul-18 18:00 - 21:00 36 £1345

Training as a hairdresser is a rewarding experience and a great career. You need to be highly motivated and focussed in gaining your qualification in Hairdressing.

This is a demanding course which will require you to have a range of models for practise and progression towards assessment (fee payable by clients/customers). You will need good communication skills, an interest in fashion & style and a passion for hairdressing.  

This is a VRQ Level 2 hairdressing course – advanced skills are developed in the Level 3 Certificate in Hairdressing course whilst you continue to develop your skills within the industry. We do strongly advise you undertake a work experience placement within a salon alongside your studies.

Teaching includes a range of demonstrations, practical sessions (realistic work environment) and practise workshops. The basis of the assessment system is to provide evidence that shows you can work to a performance standard. Assessments for Level 2 are carried out by an assessor observing your practical work, oral questioning, and projects and on-line tests. You will be given guidance by your tutor on the various types of evidence that can be used.

What topics will I study?

Some of the units you will cover on this course include:-

  • Client Consultation
  • Shampoo & Conditioning
  • Cutting Women’s and Men’s Hair
  • Colouring
  • Styling & Dressing

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have a good level of education and a real interest in the hairdressing industry. This course is particularly suitable for those with
experience of the workplace. You should be enthusiastic and keen to learn a variety of practical skills and knowledge which will prepare you for a career in this demanding industry. A written application and interview are required to gain a place on this course. This course is particularly suitable for those with experience of the workplace. 

What facilities are there?

The Laurence Building boasts exceptional, industry standard salons with professional equipment, alongside a newly designed showcase salon with barbering facilities. 

What can the course lead on to?

Develop your skills by enrolling on the Level 3 Certificate in Hairdressing and furthering your career opportunities.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need a personal kit and uniform. Full details will provided at enrolment.

Be advised the £150 resource fee is to be paid as a separate transaction to the faculty. Full details of how to pay will be provided on the first day of lessons.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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