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

Fully Funded = £0.00 (for eligible students)

Reduced Fees / Co-Funded = £600.00 (for eligible students)

Advanced Learner Loans are not applicable to this course

This qualification can be completed via an Apprenticeship