Hair Techniques Level 2 Certificate (Full-Time)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Hair and Beauty

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  -


Do you have a passion for hairdressing? Are you looking for a course to start you on a career in the hairdressing industry? The Level 2 Hair Techniques will include working within an industry style salon, using leading manufacturers products and working on real paying clients.
You will have the opportunity to attend industry led shows and trips and to develop further skills through enrichment in the hair and beauty industry.
Work placement is an integrated part of this course, allowing you to gain invaluable work experience.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Lifestyle Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

The course is for students who have progressed from Level 1 Hairdressing or someone who wishes to become a hair stylist.

Qualification Gained

If you successfully complete the course you will gain a Level 2 Certificate in Hair Techniques

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Follow Health and safety in Salon
  • Shampoo and Condition the Hair and Scalp
  • Cut Women's Hair
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • A work placement within industry is an essential part of the qualification. 

Functional Skills/GCSE will also form an important part of your course. They are the skills we use in all aspects of our study, work and everyday life. When you start the course you will be assessed on your level of:
 - Maths
 -  English

Learning Methods

You will learn through a combination of practical salon training, Real Working Environment, development of essential underpinning knowledge through group activities, demonstrations, lectures, case studies and compulsory ongoing Summative  assessments. you will also develop skills further through work placement within the industry.

Assessment Methods

Practical skills are assessed throughout the year, internally with pass, merit or distinction grades.  Theory knowledge is assessed through assignments and online evolve exams.

Progression Opportunities

Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

Level 2 Barbering.


Career Opportunities

On achieving this qualification, you demonstrate to an employer you have the essential skills and knowledge of health & safety, customer service and also the necessary technical skills to be employed as a junior stylist.

Working in one of the following areas

Hairdressing Salon


Mobile Hairdressing

Entry Requirements

 4 GCSE's graded 3- 9 including English and/or maths

  • Attend a presentation and interview with Central Admissions (external applicants only)
  • You must be prepared to study towards Level 1 or Level 2 in English and Numeracy or a GCSE in English and Maths depending on grades.
  • Good communication skills Be able to provide one satisfactory reference either from a previous employer or educational establishment (where this exists) 
  •  Ability to commit to excellent attendance is essential, 100% attendance is expected (90% minimum accepted) on this course

If English is not your first language you will need an English language test score of 6.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.