Hair and Beauty

Hairdressing Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will commence in September and will run for one year.

Entry requirements

  • You will require three GCSEs at Grade 3 or above plus English at grade 4 or above
  • Or Level 1 Hairdressing (NVQ)

You will achieve

You will achieve Level 2 Hairdressing Technical Certificate

Course overview

Become part of the glamorous Hair and Beauty industry by getting hands-on on one of our hairdressing courses. This qualification is suitable for you if you want to increase your skills and knowledge to become a great hairdresser.

Course content

This qualification is suitable for you if you want to increase your skills and knowledge to become a great hairdresser. It will give you skills in a variety of hairdressing techniques, plus areas including health and safety, salon reception duties and how to promote additional products or services to clients.

Course themes:

  • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
  • Styling and finish hair using basic techniques
  • Plaiting and twisting hair
  • Colouring and lightening hair
  • Styling and finishing services
  • Perming and neutralising hair

  • Online assessments are required to be completed for each unit throughout the course
  • You will have practical assessments to complete for each unit
  • You will require some paying clients to complete practical assessments, which must be sourced by yourself

  • You will be required to purchase a uniform and kit. All kits are compulsory to attend and achieve the qualification. Further information will be provided at interview
  • Stationery including files, dividers, pens and USB stick

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You will progress to Hairdressing Level 3

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Hairdressing Level 2 Full-time

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