This course is designed for ages 16 - 19 and 19 + Adults. This qualification will allow you to develop your knowledge in the techniques and theory of hairdressing.

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

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

This course will lead to Hairdressing Level 3 or junior stylist/improver.

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