The Masterclass Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing & Barbering

COURSE LENGTH: 26 weeks (130 days)

This Beginners Hairdressing Course is ideal for those looking to be work-ready upon completion and have an internationally recognised qualification as well as a complete understanding of both Ladies Hairdressing & Barbering. You’ll receive both Ladies Hairdressing and Barbering training on this course and will be cutting hair on day 2! You’ll to learn the 9 Alan d Foundation haircuts, colouring and perming, roller-setting, clipper work, moustache trimming, wet shaving and much more.

This course includes VTCT online testing to complete the qualification.

The Alan d and VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing & Barbering is awarded on completion of the course.

This course can be taken at both our London and Ipswich Hairdressing Schools.

Course Price:


Less 10%: £1,300
Cost of course with promo: £11,700
+ VTCT Reg. Fee & equipment


£1,000 deposit and 20 weekly payments of £600

Free Equipment Worth up to £295 for Hairdressing Courses at Alan d Hairdressing

Beginners Hairdressing Course Dates:


January 9 / February 13 / March 20 / April 24
May 30 / July 3 / August 7 / September 11
October 16 / November 20 / December 4

Our Hairdressing Academies

The Masterclass Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing and Barbering Course can be taken at both our London and Ipswich Hairdressing Schools.

Situated in West Smithfield, our London Hairdressing & Barbering School is less than a 5-minute walk away from Farringdon Station and is in the heart of London. Here you’ll learn in a realistic salon environment, using salon-professional products and tools.

Our Ipswich Hairdressing School in Central Ipswich makes it ideal for those living in East Anglia. As Suffolk’s leading Hairdressing and Barbering Academy, expect to learn from some of the best Hairdressing trainers in the industry, practicing on both dummy heads and live models.


Do I need any qualifications to apply for your Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing and Barbering Course?
No, you don’t need any specific qualifications to take this Beginners Course, but spoken English is essential.

Can I take this course part-time?
Yes, you can take our Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing and Barbering Course part-time, you must attend classes a minimum of 3 consecutive days per week.

Does this course teach practical Hairdressing?
Yes, this course is approximately 80% practical to get you work-ready. Expect to be cutting and styling hair on day 2, then moving on to roller-setting, long hair, colouring and perming. To finish off you’ll move onto barber training including scissor and clipper work, beard and moustache trimming and wet shaving.

Will this course allow me to work in a Salon or Barbershop after completion?
Yes, this course is aimed at those wanting to be work-ready once they’ve completed the course. You could work in a Salon or Barbershop as a new hairstylist.

Do you have more Advanced Hairdressing Courses?
Yes, for those who already have a Hairdressing qualification, we have Intermediate Hairdressing Courses to help you build your confidence on the Salon floor. For experienced stylists we have an Level 3 NVQ Diploma Hairdressing Course.

Do you have more Advanced Barbering Courses?
Yes, we have Intermediate Barbering Courses for those who have had previous Hairdressing training and want to improve their skills. We also have Advanced Courses for experienced Barbers such as our Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering Course and our Wet Shaving Course.

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