Cutting and Styling

Qualification: Technical Certificate
Level 2

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About the course

This course is ideal if you are looking to start a career in the hairdressing industry. You will learn the basics of cutting and styling for both men and women's hair. You will learn practical skills in our commerical hair salon, Kudos, alongside theory classes.

What you will learn

Mandatory units:

  • Advise and consult for cutting and styling services
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques

Optional Units

  • Plait and twist
  • Temporarily attach hair to enhance a style
  • Cut men's hair using basic techniques
  • Fulfil salon reception duties



Training at City College will give you a huge advantage as you will learn in our purpose built hair and beauty salon, Kudos. You will learn with industry standard equipment working under supervision with real, paying clients to give you a wealth of experience.

Entry requirements
  • 4 GCSEs grade A*-D/9-3 (including English, maths and a creative subject) OR
  • Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty (including Level 1 functional skills)
Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
04/09/17 1 year Main
What next?
  • Work/apprenticeship as a cutting stylist
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing