City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing (Adults) Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
04 September 2023
*Enrolment still open


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language grade D or above.

In a nutshell

This course is for those with an interest in progressing their hairdressing career or studies.

This course is for you if... have an interest in continuing your hairdressing studies're a hairdresser looking to develop your skills and techniques

What will I be doing?

The hairdressing sector is fast moving and there will be opportunities to learn new skills during and after your training.

You’ll learn about:

  • Client consultations
  • Reception skills
  • Shampooing
  • Blow drying
  • Setting
  • Colouring
  • Cutting
  • Perming
  • Promoting products and services
  • Hair/scalp treatments.

The course is delivered through a combination of:

  • Theory classes
  • Practical workshops
  • Real salon environments at the college
  • Commercial sessions
  • Demonstrations
  • Group work
  • Work placement - either weekly or on block

You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in:

  • Industry talks from experts in the field of hairdressing
  • In house competitions and the opportunity to enter Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales and UK/World Skills competitions
  • Industry interviews

You’ll be assessed through practical and written assignments, online tests, portfolios, successful work placements and client feedback. Upon successful completion, you’ll gain:

  • NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing
  • Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set and meet the needs of industry
  • Creative Enrichment Skills (community activities and demonstrations)

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, you’ll need the Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language grade D or above.

You’ll need to be self-motivated, hardworking, numerate and have a friendly personality. There’ll be an expectation that you attend work placement in your programme. All delivery takes place on campus and there will be one evening a week when you may be in college until late. Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a major requirement of this course.

What comes next?

Upon completion, you can progress onto Level 3 Hairdressing or employment.

Additional information

As a condition of your place on this course, you will be expected to purchase the appropriate kit, from our approved supplier, costing approximately £82 - £91.

To reflect industry expectations, you will be required to wear a Coleg Gwent salon uniform which is to be ordered from our approved supplier. For 2023/2024 the college will fund the cost of one full uniform. Details on how to order your free uniform and additional sets, with supplier payment options, can be obtained from your Head of School, Lecturer or Technician. The price for 2023/2024 is £45.

Additional costs could occur during the year for educational visits.

All costs are under review and subject to change.

Where can I study City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing (Adults) Level 2?

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 04 September 2023

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team