This course is designed for 19+ Adults. This qualification will allow you to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and experience required to become a professional junior stylist.

The entry requirements for this course are:


  • A satisfactory reference

  • You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications

This course consists of the following modules:


  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation

  • Advise and consult with clients

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

  • Cut hair using basic techniques

  • Change hair colour

  • Style and finish hair

  • Set and dress hair

    There are a number of optional units which can be added to fulfil qualification requirements:


  • Fulfil salon reception duties

  • Plait and twist hair

  • Attach hair to enhance a style

  • Relax hair

  • Perm and neutralise hair

  • Promote additional products and services to customers

You will be assessed via:


  • Practical competence

  • You must be able to demonstrate consistent performance of a commercially acceptable standard of work, combined with written and oral competence in the subject studied

  • Continual assessment throughout the course

  • Written assignments

  • Written/online tests

  • Practical assessments are undertaken on paying clients and must be completed in a commercially acceptable timescale

  • Portfolios of collated study evidence

  • In addition to timetabled classes, there is provision for independent study time. Students will undertake independent learning, investigation and research and bring this to present and share in subsequent classes

This course will lead to progress onto a Level 3 programme which is seen by industry employers as a professional status. It is focussed on producing highly proficient, occupationally competent, professional hair stylists that can perform a wide variety of treatments and services and are job ready.

Here at Waltham Forest College, we offer the following course at Level 3:


  • Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

    For those considering employment the job roles available at Level 2 are:


  • Junior stylist

  • Hairdressing Receptionist

  • Sales representative

  • Self-employment

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