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Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

The Forresters Training Academy is currently running two hairdresser training courses for 16-19 year olds.

As a Forresters Apprentice, you can begin your training at age 16 and progress through Level 2 in the first and second year, and then on to Level 3 in your third year.

The Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing course covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of hairdressing, along with functional skills for those without GCSE Maths and English, to build up the student’s knowledge and confidence. Some independent study is also required.

This training course is conducted over 2 years, training one day per week, allowing trainees to practice their skills in one of the group salons.

Click the tabs below to view the course curriculum for each year.


Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
Awarding body – City & Guilds

The first year of the Level 2 course consists of 9 mandatory hairdressing units covering theory and practical:

  • Advise and consult
  • Shampoo and condition
  • Team work
  • Style and finish
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair

Students will also gain many other practical skills in hair styling, cutting and colouring. They will also cover units in Life Skills to allow them to grow personally.

Assessment will be continuous and it is mandatory for students to exhibit competency in a range of different tasks. Vital skills will be assessed through portfolios and exams.


Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
Awarding body – City & Guilds

Having completed the year 1 units you will progress into year 2, where you will develop your learning further by completing the second year mandatory units listed below.

  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques

Assessment will be continuous and it is mandatory for students to exhibit competency in a range of different tasks. Vital skills will be assessed through portfolios and exams.

Once the Level 2 has been achieved, students are then able follow their individual aspirations and either pursue a career as a junior/graduate stylist or continue their training up to Level 3.


Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
Awarding body – City & Guilds

The Level 3 course takes you forward from foundation core techniques to more advanced creative, technical and customer facing skill sets:

  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair
  • Client consultation
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Graduation – creatively dressing hair (in house with NVQ certificate)

Assessment will be continuous and it is mandatory for students to exhibit competency in a range of different tasks. Vital skills will be assessed through portfolios and exams.

Once the Level 3 has been achieved, students will be able to specialise in salon cutting and colour, fashion and glamour work, or become a tutor or assessor.


Entry Requirements
Apprenticeships: Entry requirements for Forresters Apprentices is a Grade 4 or above at GCSE English and Maths. You must have a passion for Hairdressing and have a good school punctuality and attendance record. Smart black uniform will be required within the academy along with closed in shoes.
Please note: if a Grade 4 and above is not achieved at GCSE Level in Maths and English, it might be possible to study for the required grade within the Academy and alongside studying for your Apprenticeship.

Call the Academy on 01189 428464 for more information and to find out how to enrol.
Alternatively apply through our web form and we will contact you. Don’t forget to give us your email address and telephone number.

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