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Suitable for Adult (19+)
Level 2
Mode of study Part Time Day
Duration 18 weeks
Subject area Hair & Beauty
  • 31 Jan 2022
  • East Ham Campus
  • 05 Sep 2022
  • East Ham Campus
  • 05 Jan 2023
  • East Ham Campus

Are you an aspiring Hairdresser or Barber? Do you want to develop skills which enable you to confidently cut, colour and style someone's hair? Then this is the course for you!

This course is for people who are passionate about becoming the best they can be. It offers a practical, real-world approach to help you achieve your ambitions and reach your potential. This course is designed to develop hairdressing and barbering skills and knowledge to a commercially acceptable level.

Course description

This course is designed for those who wish to learn the art of hairdressing and Barbering and want to discover how to recreate styles seen on the catwalk and on your favourite celebrities.

During the course, you will learn, practice and perform on paying clients in our exceptional hair salons. All learners will be encouraged to use their own initiative and work more independently, whilst building their confidence and communication skills. You will be working to industry standards.

Additional information

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs grades D-G
  • Level 1 qualification
  • You need to enjoy working with people and have good communication skills, along with a good level of written and spoken English.
  • You must be willing to purchase a professional kit and a uniform for this course.

You will be invited to the college for an initial assessment to determine your suitability for the course.


You may progress onto any of the following courses:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
  • City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing

You may also join one of our other Level 2 courses in Beauty Therapy or Hair and Media make up.

Fees and funding

The course fee for adults is £1286 (plus exam fee £75).

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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