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Be a cut above the rest.

Whether you’re working on a film set as a make-up effects artist, working as a hairdresser, barber or beauty therapist in a top West End salon or starting up your own business, our courses will equip you with the skills you’ll use throughout your career.

Hairdressing & Barbering

We provide specialised tuition in a variety of avenues within the hairdressing industry from barbering to basic wig making skills. All of our staff are highly qualified, experienced and trained in the latest and most sought-after techniques.

You will have access to our hairdressing and barbering facilities throughout the training process, allowing you to develop research skills and produce basic evidence of knowledge related to the subject you study. You will develop excellent creative skills, preparing you for a full range of employment opportunities.

Beauty

From novice to advanced levels, we not only provide initial training but also help to support individuals in gaining employment and develop businesses. The beauty therapy department has been recognised by City & Guilds for its outstanding quality of education and training. Avant Garde provides more than a qualification; it offers a complete learning experience. We offer specialised tuition in all aspects of the industry from client consultation to treatment management. All staff are highly experienced and trained in the latest techniques.

Working salons. Real clients.

We have outstanding facilities to enable you to learn in a professional setting, mirroring the working environments you will encounter as you progress through your career.

Our hairdressing, barbering and makeup studios at Artisan offer a first-class training area where students can carry out professional treatments on paying clients, while at Avant Garde, our students learn contemporary nail and beauty treatments in a professional environment.

Find your course

City & Guilds Introductory Diploma in Hair and Beauty (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 6 September
Level 1
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Introductory Diploma in Hair and Beauty

Suitable for 16-18
Start date 6 September
Level 1
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Introductory Diploma in Barbering

Suitable for 16-18
Start date 6 September
Level 1
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Introductory Certificate in Hair and Beauty

Suitable for 16-18
Start date 6 September
Level 1
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Intermediate Diploma in Beauty Therapy - General (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 6 September
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Intermediate Diploma in Women's Hairdressing - Fast Track (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 6 September
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Intermediate Diploma in Hairdressing and Barbering

Suitable for 16-18
Start date 6 September
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Intermediate Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Suitable for 16-18
Start date 6 September
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy Services (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 6 September
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Hair Services

Suitable for 16-18
Start date 6 September
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Hair Services (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 6 September
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy Services

Suitable for 16-18
Start date 6 September
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Intermediate Diploma in Women's and Men's Hairdressing - Fast Track (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 6 September
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 6 September
Level 3
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Hairdressing and Barbering

Suitable for 16-18 & Adult (19+)
Start date 6 September
Level 3
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Suitable for 16-18
Start date 6 September
Level 3
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy Services

Suitable for 16-18
Start date 6 September
Level 3
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy Techniques

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 6 September
Level 4
Location East Ham Campus

Entry Level 3 Certificate in Hair & Beauty with ESOL

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 6 September
Level Entry Level 3
Location East Ham Campus

Level 2 Award in Manicure and Pedicure

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 3 January
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty with ESOL

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 31 January
Level 1
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Introductory Diploma in Hair and Beauty (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 31 January
Level 1
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Intermediate Diploma in Beauty Therapy - General (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 31 January
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy Services (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 31 January
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Hair Services (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 31 January
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Intermediate Diploma in Women's Hairdressing - Fast Track (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 31 January
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Intermediate Diploma in Women's and Men's Hairdressing - Fast Track (Adults)

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 31 January
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

Level 2 Award in Nail Technology

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 21 February
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Barbering and Health and Safety

Suitable for Adult (19+)
Start date 22 February
Level 2
Location East Ham Campus