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Hairdressing Level 2

Course code: HFAJ102P

Subject area: Hairdressing & Barbering

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

9th Sept 2024 - 4th Jul 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Abingdon & Witney College works in partnership with Lee Stafford and is proud to be home to the only Lee Stafford Hair & Beauty Academy in Oxfordshire. If you’re interested in a career in a salon environment, there’s no better place in Oxfordshire than the Lee Stafford Academy.
This exciting course at the Abingdon campus will allow you to develop your creative practical skills and teach you the theory alongside the practical units. Students will learn specially designed ‘recipes’ which are unique to Lee Stafford Education, reflecting some of the most cutting-edge styles seen in salons across the UK. You will learn how to complete the basics of hairdressing in all areas. Starting with health and safety and communication skills then progressing onto colour and cutting hair. In the Hair Salon you will have access to excellent industry-standard resources such as Wella.
Course units
These are the typical units you will study over the duration of the course:

Health and Safety: During this unit you'll develop advanced skills in how to stay safe whilst in a salon. You also will learn how to identify different hair and scalp conditions to keep safe and to prevent spreading cross infections and infestation.

Cutting Hair: During this unit you will learn essential basic cutting techniques to enable you to be a stylist. Alongside cutting you will learn how to shampoo and condition hair and of course you will need to know how to finish the hair. We teach you how to blow-dry and set the hair for all hair types.

Colouring the hair: During this unit you will be learning a lot of hair science (it’s not all practical). We make it fun and interesting to help you remember the key terms and terminology. You will learn all the basics colouring techniques starting from full head colours to full head foils.

Plaiting and Twisting: During this unit you will learn how to plait and twist the hair. This unit is great to show your creative hair up skills

By the end of this course you will have developed a broad portfolio of creative work that will help you to progress.

What next?
This course is ideal for developing your skills in hairdressing, English and maths before progressing on to a Level 3 Hairdressing course. This course will also provide you the necessary skills to apply for an Apprenticeship or entry level job. You may also progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up
Entry criteria
4 GCSES at grade 3 including English or Maths OR a Level 1 pass in a related subject plus English or Maths, and both English and Maths must be at least grade 2 / Level 1 Functional Skills.
Fee information
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost for uniform and kits.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
On completion of this course you will receive a Level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing.
Learning & method assessment
The majority of the theory work will all be based on an online portfolio whilst most units have an exam and course work related to them. This is a practical lead course and most units have 3-7 assessments. These will be completed on paying clients. You will also study GSCE or Functional Skills English and maths to support your entry to employment or further studies.

User skills
You will learn a variety of skills including colouring, styling and cutting hair. As well as practical skills you will obtain a range of transferable skills including written and oral communication, team working and self-directed learning.