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Hairdressing Diploma

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Delivery Mode   Full-time,Part-time
Duration   1 Year

Dates & Locations

Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   07/09/2020

Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   07/09/2020

If you are interested in a career in hairdressing, then this course will equip you with the latest knowledge and experience needed to work within this industry.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability, this will enable you to perform your own hairdressing services.

As well as the practical knowledge that you will gain from working on the job, our team of industry trained professionals will guide you through the theory, offering their advice and demonstrating techniques.

Students on this course will also have the opportunity to work on reception, enhancing their work-based skills in customer service, product promotion and retail sales.

  What You Will Learn

You will be hands-on from the first week, learning in purpose-built salons. All aspects of hairdressing will be covered, including:

cutting and styling
setting and dressing
colouring and lightening
advising clients and creating styles

  Entry Requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at grades A* - C (ideally in English and mathematics) We recognise that applicants without these qualifications can often offer a high level of competence as well as life experience and therefore consider all applications on their merits alongside their qualifications. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the requirements, please call the department and ask to speak to the course manager who will be happy to discuss it with you.

  Work Experience

As part of your course you may be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.


Practical work will be assessed in the commercial salon.


Cornwall College offers the complete pathway in Hairdressing and you could take your qualifications further by progressing on to the hairdressing or barbering diploma level 3.

Past students have gone on to managing their own business, travel on cruise liners or to teaching roles.


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