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Certificate in Women’s Hairdressing

Cornwall College Camborne | Saltash LEVEL: 2 Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

This course has been specifically designed as an introduction into the hairdressing industry. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own hairdressing services.


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Ideal if:

This course is a good starting point for anyone interested in a career in hairdressing. The course will equip you with the latest skills and know how. This is a 20 week course that will include both theory and practical work.

You’ll need:

There are no formal entry requirements, only that you have a great interest and enthusiasm for the hairdressing industry.

Learners aged 16-19 without GCSE pass at Grade 4 or above will be expected to study maths and/or English alongside.

You’ll learn:

You will be hands-on from the first week, learning in purpose-built salons and training in a commercial environment to industry standard.

As well as the practical knowledge that you will gain from working in the salons, our team of industry trained professionals will guide you through the theory offering their advice and demonstrating techniques. Aspects of the course include working in the hair industry, shampoo & condition hair, health & safety, client consultation, dressing hair and either cutting or colouring.

Students will be expected to wear uniform and present themselves in a professional manner as practical work will be assessed in the commercial salon.

If you are 16-19 you will continue to develop your skills of maths, English, employability and work experience as a part of your study programme.


To train in purpose-built salons which are open to the public. You will also enhance your skills in customer service and client care in the salon and at the reception making appointments and the promotion of retail products and services. Everything you need to know to begin your career as a hairdresser is covered on this course. In addition to the main qualification you will be encouraged to attend a work placement in a salon to gain work experience and knowledge of employability skills and expectations of being part of a team in this fast paced industry.

You’ll love:

Taking part in masterclasses with experts in the industry.

You’ll go on to:

  • Diploma in Hairdressing Level 2
  • Diploma in Hair & Media Make-up Level 2
  • Employment in a salon


Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy



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