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City and Guilds Level 2 VRQ in Ladies’ and Men’s Hairdressing

What’s it about?

You will cover all of the technical and non-technical units to achieve a Level 2 qualification.  Examples: cutting, colouring, styling and consultation of men and ladies’ hair. 

You will complete assessments and online tests to enhance your knowledge for all units. You will work within the school’s salon Education Cuts, working on clients and undertaking work experience in a local salon in Canterbury.

The aims of this qualification are to encourage students to: 

  • Stimulate and develop enjoyment of hairdressing. 
  • Develop and demonstrate skills, including practical and research skills. 
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.
  • Appreciate how the subject develops and how combining training in-house and work experience can increase employability. 
  • Recognise the value of training and forging links with industry. 



    Entry Requirements:

    Students must have a passion for hairdressing. Due to the written component of the course, students are recommended to have a reasonable Level 3/4 standard of written English.  






    Mrs. V. Holman – Director of Teaching and Learning 

      The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form

      Course Content:

      Students will cover the following areas within this qualification: 

      • Health and safety in the salon. 
      • Consultation. 
      • Product knowledge 
      • Cutting ladies hair. 
      • Styling ladies hair. 
      • Styling mens hair. 
      • Colouring ladies hair. 
      • Reception duties. 
      • Work experience one day per week in a local salon which is monitored for progression. 


        Practical assessments are carried out in the hairdressing salon on clients, friends or family. The criteria are set out by City and Guilds. Written assessments are in the form of online assessments set out by City and Guilds. 



        This can lead on to a barbering course and the opportunity to progress to Level 3.  This can also lead to further study in beauty and holistic treatments. 



        This can lead on to a job in the industry.  Examples of the range of jobs include: 

        • Managerial. 
        • Cruise liners. 
        • Technicians. 
        • Theatre work. 
        • Drama company. 
        • Film work. 
        • Freelance. 
        • Photographic. 
        • Senior stylist. 
        • Television work. 





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