What you'll learn

This qualification is perfect for you if you have a creative flare for style and want to develop your skills in the beauty industry.

  • Follow health and safety in the salon
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Promote products and services to client
  • Cut women’s hair
  • Cut men’s hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

Ideal if

You want to develop your skills, and work towards gaining professional certification in the Hair sector this course will provide you with the skills needed to become a professional hairdresser. You will learn a wide range of treatments on paying clients as well as learning the principles of operating a salon.

What to expect

For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform the tasks whilst assessing your practical skills. Your understanding of the theory will be tested by the completion of online tests.

Professional Equipment: It is advisable to purchase your own set of professional equipment to assist your progress on the course and to equip you ready for employment. Available to order from ATL

What next

This qualification can prepare you to work in a salon and help you to progress onto the L3 advanced course, or apply for an apprenticeship working towards a senior role. This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of role including:

  • Commercial Salon
  • Hotel salons
  • Working within the community
  • Independent / self employed mobile hairdresser
  • Homebased setting


Course Cost = £3345.00

Funding is available depending on your circumstances. FREE if you are either:

  • Aged 16-18
  • Aged 19+ Employed and earn less than £15,736.50
  • Aged 19+ Unemployed and in receipt of benefits

This qualification can be completed via an Apprenticeship

Application for ages 16-18

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16 -1819+24+


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Thank you for completing the course application form. The details you have given me have been added to the course list which is due to start in September 2020. Next Steps: The course Administrator will contact you soon and arrange for you to come in to the centre which will give you the opportunity to meet the tutor and have a look around the centre. In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries, please give me a ring on 01752 202269 or pop a message to us on our Achievement Training Facebook page. Very best wishes, The admission team