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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This is an approved qualification for working as a junior hairdresser. It provides a sound platform for further learning or training. The qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a junior stylist.

Those students wishing to study more advanced colour work, cutting and restyling can apply for progression onto Level 3 Hairdressing.

What are the entry requirements?

The minimum age of enrolment is 19 years. You will require a minimum of 4 GCSE grades at A*-D including English, Maths and Science, or successful achievement of Level 1 Hairdressing.

You will need to complete a successful interview in College demonstrating interest and commitment to study and any numeracy or literacy tests required such as BKSB.
A neat and tidy appearance with a sympathetic nature and desire to help clients is essential.

What does this programme involve?

Level 2 Hairdressing is a highly practical two year programme, underpinned with the theoretical knowledge required for you to work safely in the salon and understand the basics of hairdressing skills.

You will learn how to advise and consult with clients, shampoo and condition the hair and scalp, change hair colour, cut hair using basic techniques, style and finish hair, set and dress hair, salon health and safety, provide customers with a positive experience and how to promote additional services and products.

You will be supervised by technical staff and assessed on your competence. Together with your assessor, you will build a portfolio that will be a mix of theoretical evidence, exam results and practical observations. It must show achievement of all learning outcomes, assessment criteria and range as set out by the awarding body.

Undertaking work experience in a salon will be part of your learning programme. A part-time job in a salon alongside your college programme will improve your studies and progression opportunities.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be working in a busy commercial salon and be expected to work on paying clients from a very early stage of your programme. This will ensure good progression onto Level 3 and will prepare you for industry. Tutorial sessions are designed to track your progress. You will also have the opportunity to take part in trips to trade shows and short industry-based courses.

Theoretical knowledge & completion of assignments and exams will be developed throughout your course. Your skills will be developed through continuous practical development gained in our commercial salons. Your technical knowledge will be evidenced through assignment work, exams and practical work.
On completion of Level 2, you will be interviewed and trade tested to check suitability of progression to Level 3. Your attendance and behaviour will also be a deciding factor towards your progression options.

What else do I need to know?

You are required to wear black or white in the salon with flat closed in shoes and have a smart appearance at all times.
A basic kit of tools is also required to allow you to practice at home and in the salon. The approximate cost is 200.
Additionally, fees may be charged for trips or industry qualifications offered. Access to email and a PC at home is advisable.

Once you are qualified you can become a state registered hairdresser.

If you are 19+, fees apply.

Programmes run on a continuous basis so childcare arrangements may need to be considered.

For the first lesson you will require paper, pens/pencils and an A4 ring binder for theory notes. Access to a camera required to produce evidence for assignments.

Mandatory kit = 156.00
Uniform = 75.00

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
HAPTA Eastleigh College 16/9/2019 Mon/Wed 18:00 – 21:30 34 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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Maddii, Hair & Media Make-up

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Maddii, Hair & Media Make-up

Maddii studies Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up, and has been volunteering at local theatre groups as she would like to work in backstage make-up.


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