Cutting and Styling Services
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
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Hospitality, Hair and Beauty Level 2 - Level 2 Technical Certificate Laurence Building 1 year

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

This Level 2 Technical Certificate for Cutting and Styling Services aims to provide you with a range of essential technical practical skills and knowledge, which will help to equip you within the hairdressing Industry. Following successful completion of this qualification you will then progress in your second year onto the Level 2 Technical Certificate for Hair Colouring Services, on completion of this qualification you will then able you to work with in a number of employment destinations such as: hairdressing salons, hotels or progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing.

To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • One externally set, externally moderated assignment
  • One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions.

This qualification is graded Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction*

What topics will I study?

You will study the following mandatory content:

  • Principles of hairdressing and barbering services
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Style, set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques

What experiences will I get?

You will have the opportunity to train in the faculties brand new showcase salon 'Zeal @ Exeter College'. Experience a busy, commercial environment and work with real clients. This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the hairdressing industry or for further specialist study. We work closely with employers who contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training and you will have the opportunity to attend industry exhibitions and industry workshops.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need at least four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Maths at Grade 3 or above. Internal applicants will also need a reference from your former tutor. If you do not have a grade 4 in English and Maths, you will be required to study for this alongside your course.

This qualification is suitable for anyone who is 16-18 years old. You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to start this qualification.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

What facilities are there?

We have fantastic commercial hair salons, beauty clinics, theatrical make-up studios and Spa. You will have the opportunity to train in the faculties brand new showcase salon Zeal @ Exeter College all at the Laurence Building on our Hele Road site. All our students experience a busy commercial environment, H2B professional treatments are available to visitors from all over the southwest. Learning resource centres also provide students with access to the internet as well as specialist information to support them during their studies.

What can the course lead on to?

Level 2 Technical Certificate for Hair Colouring Services, on completion of this qualification you will then able you to work with in a number of employment destinations such as: hairdressing salons, hotels or progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing. 

Are there any additional costs?

Organised trips/workshops and you will need to purchase kit, uniform and text book.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.


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