Hairdressing (3002)

About this level

Level 2 will suit you if you're just starting out in hairdressing or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You might be a young learner (14-16) or an adult.

There are a range of awards, diplomas and certificates to choose from at Level 2:

  • Awards in Hair Services
  • Diploma in Hair Services 14+
  • Diploma in Barbering 16+
  • Diploma in Women's Hairdressing 16+
  • Certificate in Hair Services 14+
  • Certificate in Women's Hairdressing 16+
  • Certificate in Barbering 16+
  • Certificate in Hair Techniques 16+

To achieve one of the shorter Level 2 Awards in Hair Services, you complete any of a choice of nine awards individually, each comprising a single core unit. Awards include:

  • Cutting women's hair
  • Colouring and lightening hair
  • Cutting men's hair
  • Hairdressing reception duties.

To achieve one of the longer certificates or diplomas, you complete a number of core and optional units. For a full list of units required, download the qualification handbook from the additional documents section.

Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services  (3002-20)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8694/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:41
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:344 - 356
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing  (3002-21)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
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Learning Assistant available
Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9051/3
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:54
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:470 - 477
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering  (3002-22)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Learning Assistant available
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8808/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:52
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:458 - 458
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Hair Services  (3002-23)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Level 2 Certificate in Hair Services
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8807/5
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:28
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:232 - 241
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing  (3002-24)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Learning Assistant available
Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9052/5
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:28
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:232 - 241
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Barbering  (3002-25)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Learning Assistant available
Level 2 Certificate in Barbering
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8704/6
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:28
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:241 - 257
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Hair Techniques  (3002-40)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Level 2 Certificate in Barbering Techniques
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9002/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:176 - 176
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Colouring Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9002/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:176 - 176
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Cutting Women's Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9002/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:176 - 176
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9002/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:176 - 176
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Perming Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9002/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:176 - 176
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing Reception  (3002-41)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Level 2 Certificate In Hairdressing Reception
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8695/9
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:13
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:107 - 107
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Scalp Massage  (3002-42)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Level 2 Certificate in Scalp Massage
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8696/0
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:14
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:121 - 121
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services with GOLA  (3002-60)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8694/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:41
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:344 - 356
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing with GOLA  (3002-61)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
SmartScreen available
Learning Assistant available
Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9051/3
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:54
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:470 - 477
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering with GOLA  (3002-62)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8808/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:52
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:458 - 458
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
L2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing with E-volve  (3002-70)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Learning Assistant available
L2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing with E-volve
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/5151/6
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:50
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:450 - 451
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing   (3002-76)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
Level 2 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9051/3
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:54
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:470 - 477
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2017
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering   (3002-77)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8808/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:52
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:458 - 458
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2017
Level 2 in Hair Services  (3002-92)
Last registration date:31/07/2016
Level 2 Award in Colouring and Lightening Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8673/X
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:10
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:91 - 91
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Award in Creating an Image Based on a Theme within the Hair and Beauty Sector
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8789/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:7
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:60 - 60
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Award in Cutting Men's Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8759/9
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:6
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:53 - 53
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Award in Cutting Women's Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8784/8
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:8
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:75 - 75
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Award in Dressing Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8784/8
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:8
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:75 - 75
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Award in Health and Safety for the Hair and Beauty Sector
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8640/6
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:3
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:22 - 22
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Award in Perming Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8667/4
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:7
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:60 - 60
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Award in Salon Reception Duties
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8669/8
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:3
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:24 - 24
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Award in Scalp Massage
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8668/6
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:4
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:33 - 33
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Award in Working in the Hair Industry
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:600/5012/3
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:4
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:35 - 35
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Barbering
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8704/6
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:28
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:241 - 257
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Barbering Techniques
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9002/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:176 - 176
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Colouring Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9002/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:176 - 176
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Cutting Women's Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9002/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:176 - 176
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9002/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:176 - 176
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate In Hairdressing Reception
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8695/9
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:13
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:107 - 107
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Perming Hair
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9002/1
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:22
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:176 - 176
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Scalp Massage
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8696/0
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:14
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:121 - 121
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9052/5
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:28
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:232 - 241
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8808/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:52
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:458 - 458
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Diploma in Hair Services
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/8694/7
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:41
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:344 - 356
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018
Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/9051/3
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:54
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:470 - 477
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/07/2018

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For Learners

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What's involved in studying this course?

If you pursue a diploma or certificate in Hairdressing, you'll learn the skills to succeed in your area - for example, women's hairdressing, barbering or colouring.

If you pursue an award, you'll cover the skills needed for a particular specialism or technique. These include things like cutting hair, styling and dressing hair, perming hair, relaxing African hair and working with hair extensions.

You learn with your training provider through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments. You'll have access to a realistic hairdressing environment where you'll practise and demonstrate your skills.

You will be assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical hairdressing tasks and online tests.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You're just starting out in hairdressing or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You might be a young learner (14-16) or an adult.

Level 3
You've worked in hairdressing or barbering for some time and want to develop your skills in a specialised area. You might want a broad qualification or to learn a particular technique.

Level 4
You're an experienced hairdresser or barber and want to gain skills in colour correction.

What careers can this lead to?
These qualifications give you the foundations to begin a career in hairdressing or barbering, or to advance in your career by gaining new skills.