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Hair and Beauty

Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start on Tuesday 10th September 2024. It will run on Tuesday evenings 5pm - 8pm for 33 weeks (term-time only).

Entry requirements

  • A Level Hairdressing qualification preferably completed within the last three years or a Hairdressing  Techniques (Cutting and Styling) Level 2 Certificate.
  • You may be required to sit an initial English assessment if you do not already hold an English Language or ESOL qualification.

You will achieve

Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing (Junior Stylist)

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 course has a compulsory six weeks introductory period, from when it starts, that will cover important skills and knowledge necessary for progression during the course.

The course is for learners wishing to develop their hairdressing career further. The course covers many aspects of hairdressing, including cutting, colouring, blow drying, perming, setting and dressing long hair.

Learners will take part in various competitions in and out of the college which will then open up more job opportunities upon completion.

  • 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 paying clients to complete practical assessments, which must be sourced by yourself
  • If necessary, model blocks may be used to assess the perming unit

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform before starting the course. The kit will cost approximately £338 and the uniform will cost approximately £37. Both can be purchased from the department supplier. The department staff will provide you with details of how you can order if you choose to come and enrol. You may be eligible for financial support to help towards this cost.

You will also need writing stationery.


You can progress onto the  Level 3 Hairdressing Diploma

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £1,410. There may be funding available for this course – please see the ‘Eligibility for Funding’ drop-down below for more details. The introductory period, which must be completed, costs £85. There is no funding available for the introductory period, so all learners must pay this fee.

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

We 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.

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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

Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma Part-time

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