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Key information

Suitable for 16-18
Level 2
Mode of study Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Subject area Hair & Beauty
  • 05 Sep 2022
  • East Ham Campus

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.

It 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 and taught by our highly skilled team of professional hairdressing staff in specialist classrooms at East Ham campus. Practical assessments take place throughout the year on paying clients. During the course, you will produce a portfolio of evidence containing both practical and theory work.

Additional information

Entry requirements

You need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 2 or above or a Level 1 qualification.


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 progress onto any of our Level 2 beauty or hair and media make-up courses.

Fees and funding

This course is free for 16-18 learners.

The course fee for adults is £632 plus £105 exam fee.

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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