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Women’s Hairdressing

Course Code: DWMF

Level: 2
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate, City & Guilds
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Our hairdressing course will get you into your dream job as a hairdresser! If you can put people at ease, like being creative and have loads of patience, then you’ve got a good head start in the skills that you’ll need to make a successful career in hairdressing. Our City & Guilds technical certificate will provide a thorough grounding in the theory and practice with external visits and competitions to help you find the self-assurance and competence to pursue a career in the hair and beauty industry. In order to participate fully within your course, you will need to purchase a kit and uniform. Details available at interview.

What you'll learn

This course covers all aspects of basic hairdressing.  You will gain experience working in a realistic environment created within the College Salon and will provide services to members of the public and other paying clients.

Units include:

  • health and safety
  • client consultation
  • working in the hairdressing industry
  • cutting women’s hair
  • cutting techniques.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

You will need a good standard of English and maths at GCSE level and/or a level one qualification in hairdressing.


You will be assessed through coursework, assignments and online tests.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • an Apprenticeship in women’s hairdressing or barbering
  • the VRQ level 3 qualification in women’s hairdressing
  • employment in the hairdressing industry as a salon assistant or junior stylist
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.


Course Code: DWMF

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £750

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £50

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 C
19 - 23 A + C  or   B + C(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A + C  or   B + C

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.