LEEDS ACADEMY FOR HAIRDRESSING & BARBE​RING

START YOUR CAREER IN HAIRDRESSING OR BARBERING

Choose from the many courses available at our Training Academy

HAIRDRESSING

We offer NVQ Hairdressing courses, we are VTCT-accredited, and all qualifications are recognised internationally.

COURSES AVAILABLE

AH20147 Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing.
A substantial vocational NVQ hairdressing qualification for learners seeking a career in hairdressing in any salon.
Price Currently - £3495 (fully inclusive)

AH30150 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing.
A technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist, ideal for those seeking to offer advanced services or own their own salon.  Learners must hold a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing prior to undertaking this qualification.
Price Currently - £3795 ​(fully inclusive)

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RECENTLY QUALIFIED STUDENTS

When students come and collect their certificates after completion, we like to get a picture of them being handed over by one of our Tutors.  

We’ve had a few requests to put together a gallery, so have a look…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE THERE ANY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You do not need an existing hairdressing or barbering qualification to start a course at LAFHAB. You do not need to hold specific qualifications (eg literacy/numeracy) to undertake a course, however as all teaching is in English, students are expected to be able to understand, speak and write in English to a good standard. If English is not your primary language then we can assess your level through testing.

WILL YOUR COURSES ALLOW ME TO WORK IN A SALON/BARBERS?

The level 2 NVQ courses are wholly recognised and sufficient for someone to work proficiently in a salon/barbers.  Level 3 courses will take you further and train you to a higher standard and be more specialised, and is particularly reco​mmended for those wanting to own their own salon.

ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS RECOGNISED OVERSEAS?

We only offer VTCT-accredited NVQs, these are recognised not only in the UK but across Europe and the rest of the world.  Different countries have different requirements, therefore thos​e looking to be​ accredited to work overseas must contact an industry body of their chosen country to check the legal requirements with their country of choice themselves before commencing a course with us.

WHAT ARE THE COURSE HOURS & DATES?

We don’t work to the academic calendar, instead Students can start on almost any date. The longest anyone would have to wait for a start date is usually 1 week.  

We offer Students the option of specifying the days they want to train, around their availability. This means they can train & learn for 1,2,3, 4 or 5 days a week, and this can be different days each week. Also, as part of our commitment to offer ‘Flexible Training’ we offer Saturday learning options. Training starts at 10am.  

Learners who are paying in instalments may optionally wait 14 days between paying their deposit and starting, which is the ‘cooling off period.’  

HOW LONG DO THE COURSES RUN FOR?

Unlike colleges etc we don’t dictate your attendance. Our NVQ courses specify the average number of days to attend throughout the course. Because students can learn 1,2,3, 4 or 5 days a week, the course duration is determined by the chosen learning schedule. 

As an example, the Level 2 Hairdressing course takes approximately 60 full-day lessons, at 2 days a week this could be completed within 30 weeks, 4 days a week could be 15 weeks.

The more frequently you attend the quicker you may complete your course, we do require all students to commit to attending a minimum 1 day a week.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A UNIFORM?

We don’t have a specific uniform, however we have a dress code requesting sensible clothing and closed shoes.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE ANY EQUIPMENT?

We provide training materials and resources.

Learners will need to purchase a full training kit, a list will be provided upon starting. And also a tablet (eg iPad) or a laptop computer).  
Learners will also require training heads (usually up to 4 for hairdressing or barbering), the first head is included and additional ones required are available to purchase at the academy at discounted prices.  

We provide our Learners with a letter confirming their course, which allows them to open trade accounts with Salon Services, Dennis Williams etc.

HOw does the training worK?

We start with classroom-based theoretical training using HABIA’s own training materials for individual units, the next stage for most units is practising on training heads. 
In addition to the practical training, we regularly hold practical demonstrations.

When both Assessors and you feel that you are ready, you will then start performing services on real clients in the salon or barbers, under supervision. Throughout your course duration you may perform up to 100 client services which will give you a great deal of salon/barbers experience, we do ​not push anyone into this. 

We provide one-to-one tuition and additional support where required, we have additional resources and support for people with Dyslexia or other learning difficulties. We also provide individual learning plans, and progress is tracked with periodic reviews.

I AM DYSLEXIC, HOW WILL THIS AFFECT ME?

Additional resources and tutoring are provided to students with dyslexia, so please let us know when your course commences.

HAIR & BARBER COUNCIL

The Hair and Barber Council's aim is to raise standards and improve professionalism within the hairdressing and barbering industry by encouraging every hairdresser and barber to join the UK Register of Qualified Hairdressers and Barbers.    

As a qualified hairdresser or barber who is striving to​ generate a positive reputation​ in your area, being able to promote yourself as a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) or a State Registered Barber (SRB) will immediately tell current and potential clients that you are a qualified, professional hairdresser and/or barber.

In support of this, LAFHAB will provide the first year’s membership to all students successfully completing their course, at no extra cost (renewal is optional thereafter). 

For more information, see https://haircouncil.org.uk/

ABO​UT US

LAFHAB was set up in 2011 to provide high quality training, offering Learners a more in-depth, personal and flexible level of training that was not available anywhere else. It is our mission to be the number one provider of hairdressing & barbering courses. We endeavour to train barbers and hairdressers to a high standard, using the latest skills and techniques in hairdressing and barbering through our courses.

We firmly believe that it is important to offer Equal Opportunities For All, regardless of social background, age, ethnicity, disability or Qualifications. 
All we ask of learners is that they are committed and willing to learn. In turn we will provide the resources, training and support required.

In recognition of the quality of training, we have been awarded the status of ‘WAHL Centre of Excellence’ and we continue to host WAHL seminars throughout the year with Simon Shaw and members of the WAHL Artistic Team.

Our Academy is accredited by VTCT, and a HABIA member school, and we only offer NVQ certificates. This means that we deliver Hairdressing & Barbering qualifications and training that is to industry standards, and recognised by employers throughout the UK and internationally.