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Women’s Hairdressing

Course Code: DWME
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Part-time
  • When you'll study: Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 9.00pm and Fridays, 9.30am - 3.00pm

What's it all about?

This 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 success of a career in hairdressing. 

Our City & Guilds 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 hairdressing industry. In order to participate fully within your course, you will need to purchase a kit and uniform. Details available at interview.

Course information

You will study:

  • health and safety in the salon
  • client care and communication
  • promotion and sales
  • cutting techniques
  • colouring techniques
  • styling
  • perming.

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need the following:

  • four GCSEs at grades 3-1 (D-F) minimum including English and maths
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

You will be assessed continuously for progress and achievement by practical observation, external online tests and assignments.


On successful completion you may progress to a level 3 course in hairdressing or an Apprenticeship

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors


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