Level 2 Apprenticeship NI in Hairdressing

This programme is designed to prepare you for work as a junior stylist in fashionable hairdressing salons. One of the entry requirements for this course is to be employed in a Hairdressing Salon.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10179
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Hairdressing

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Course Overview

This course will allow you to study while you work. 

You will learn how to style and finish hair, cut hair and colour and lighten hair.  You will also advise and consult with clients and fulfil reception duties.

Modules may include:
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Style and finish hair 
  • Cutting hair using basic techniques
  • Plait and twist hair

You will get experience in a real salon environment at the College, which is open to the public and your salon placement.

Assessments will be carried out on paying clients.

You are already employed in a salon and want to pursue your career in hairdressing.

How to style and finish hair, cut hair and colour and lighten hair. You will also advise and consult with clients and fulfil reception duties.

Getting experience in a real salon environment at the College, which is open to the public and your salon placement.

Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

Alternatively go to work directly into this industry. 

To be 16 years of age by end of June.

Further details on the Apprenticeship route are available from our Training Organisation.

You must have secured employment (min 21hrs, inclusive of College hours) within the industry (a hairdressing salon)

5 GCSE's including at least Grade F in English and Maths. However to help you succeed on the course it is preferable if you have a minimum of Grade D in Maths and English. 

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or L2 Essential Skills in English, Maths and ICT

You will have to complete an employability qualification: Rights and Responsibilities in the Work Place.

This course requires an interview and skills test.

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