City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Hairdressing & Barbering (Adults)

Is the Course for me?

Do you have the ambition and drive to become a senior stylist or own your own salon?
Do you want to build on your existing skills to further your career within the hairdressing or barbering industry?
Then this is the course for you!

This course is for hairdressers and barbers that 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 your existing hairdressing/ barbering skills and knowledge to an advanced level.

Many of our students studying at this level currently own their own salons and wish to develop their existing skills.

What is involved?

You'll be taught by our highly skilled team of professional Hairdressing staff in specialist studios 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.

You will learn how to monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon from a managerial point of view. You will be taught advanced colouring and colour correction, cutting and styling skills for men and women, facial hair shaping as well as techniques and skills for creative hairdressing. You will be encouraged to be more creative and use these skills to individualise looks and high fashion techniques to suit the clients.

You will also cover areas related to the effective running of a salon from a business perspective organising promotional activities and demonstrations You will need to be in a work placement carrying out services on clients


You can go onto
Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector
Level 4 HNC diploma
work as a senior stylist
go into salon management

Course Requirements

  • You must have a NVQ or VRQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and barbering , a VRQ
  • level 3 hairdressing or relevant industrial experience
  • You must be working in a salon as a stylist
  • You need to enjoy working with people
  • You must have good communication skills, along with a good level of written and spoken English
  • You will be invited to the college for an initial assessment to determine your suitability for the course.
  • You must be willing to purchase a professional kit and a uniform for this course.