Learn the skills needed to start a new and exciting career in hairdressing & barbering.

Funding Support

  • If you are unemployed or earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary – your level 2 course could be free
  • If you are aged 19-23 and do not hold a full level 3 qualification – your level 3 course could be free
  • If you are aged 24+ and wish to undertake a course at level 3 or above you could take out a 19+ learning loan. You’ll only repay when your income is over £511 a week or £2,214 a month
  • If your household income is less than £30k per annum you could receive support to help with associated learning costs e.g. books, travel, childcare, laptop and wifi
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Why choose these courses?

Our professional hairdressing and barbering courses take place in working salons within our centres. Whilst learning new skills, you will be introduced to the importance of customer service, client interaction and how to run a successful professional salon.

  • professional salon experience
  • practise on real-life clients
  • learn innovative techniques
  • be inspired by those around you
  • retrain at any age
  • funding for these courses could be available

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Courses and locations

We offer Hairdressing & Barbering at locations across Essex:

  • Non-accredited creative courses for all levels that take place all over Essex
  • Level 2 and 3 Barbering courses take place at Brentwood and Colchester
  • Level 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses take place at Brentwood, Colchester, Harwich and Witham (Maltings Academy)
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How to enrol

Before you can enrol on a Level 2 or 3 hairdressing & barbering course, we will meet with you to complete an assessment and discuss which course is most suitable. Assessments can be booked by calling 0345 603 7635.

Further details, including course information sheets, are available through the following list of Hairdressing & Barbering including courses which do not lead to a qualification.

We are happy to provide you with more information before you make a decision. Fill out the contact form below and one of our tutors will get back to you.