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Hair Professional Level 2

Course Duration:

Between 13 and 24 months

Course Outline

Training for all Apprentices will be work-based in a commercial salon, where they will work as part of the salon team, combined with training sessions at Westrow’s Academy. Apprentices will complete a level 2 standard in hairdressing, functional skills at level 1 in English and Maths, accompanied by an ‘Employment Rights and Responsibilities’ module. Alongside this, personal learning and thinking skills will also be developed.

The City and Guilds standard in Hairdressing covers a range of practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge to prepare Apprentices for entry into the hairdressing industry. Practical work experience is an essential part of the course so employment within a salon is required with fortnightly visits to Westrow's training academy.

Course Content

To provide basic hairdressing skills in:

• Cutting Techniques
• Colouring Hair
• Perming
• Blow-drying / setting
• Client care and consultation
• Team working
• Record keeping
• Health and Safety


Additional modules are also available throughout the course, including, Dermatitis Prevention and Product Knowledge.


During the course students will collect a portfolio of evidence for assessment. This will consist of written, oral and observational practice evidence.

Entry Requirements

• 2 GCSEs Grade C or above in English Language and Maths, alongside a design related subject.
• Evidence of appropriate work experience in a salon environment.
• An Apprenticeship will be offered following an interview.


• Advanced Apprenticeship / NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing
• NVQ Level 4 in Hairdressing Management
• Assessor Awards
• Teacher Training


• Full hairdressing kits can be purchased directly from the Westrow Academy.

How to Apply

Click here to apply.

Alternatively, telephone the Westrow Academy on 0113 397 9400 or email for more information or advice.

Equality and Diversity

Westrow is committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so, the college will actively work to achieve equality, regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality or faith.