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Introduction to the Hairdressing Industry QLS Level 2

Course Code


Develop your knowledge of the hairdressing industry, from home!

  • Understand the most common types of risks and hazards in a hairdressing salon and be confident in taking such action to minimise the occurrence of accidents and spillages.
  • Learn more about the processes involved in client consultations and the reasons for these methods.
  • Study a variety of services available to clients in the hairdressing salon and consider the promotion of additional products and services.
  • Study from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.

Course overview

Are you either considering a career in the hairdressing industry or just starting out in their hairstyling career? Then this course could be just for you. You will learn all the fundamentals for starting your life in the hairdressing industry.

With this course, you will gain an understanding of the hairdressing industry, including health and safety in a salon, how to behave professionally and conduct client consultations, as well as the services offered in salons and the career opportunities that are available in the industry.

There are a lot of paths you can take when it comes to the hairdressing industry. Of course, working in a hairdressing salon, aesthetic centre and beauty salons are the most common and widespread for those starting out.

There are options outside of the mainstream jobs, however, as professions linked to hair and beauty has widened. For those wanting to build a career outside of salons, you have the options of television, fashion, movies, cruise ships, teaching, and more.



Course Duration

Up to one year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Introduction to the Hairdressing Industry Level 2.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info


You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course duration

This course will take you 12 months to complete. This gives you enough time to complete your studies.

Study method

You will study this course through distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you or sent by email, it’s that easy. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high quality. The Quality Licence Scheme endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.


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