City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Hairdressing & Barbering

Is the Course for me?

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.

What is involved?

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’s, 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


On successful completion of this course you will be able to gain employment as a senior stylist in a salon manager or progress in education with a HNC in salon management.

Course Requirements

  • You must have a NVQ or VRQ Level 2 in Hairdressing and barbering , or relevant industry 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.