VTCT-accredited hairdressing & barbering NVQ courses in Leeds
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing with Barbering Units
(Combined course)

At LAFHAB we have recognised that some people want to achieve qualifications in both hairdressing and barbering, often because they want to work in, or run, a unisex salon.  We have therefore put together a tailored course that combines both NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing with specific units from NVQ Level 2 Barbering, that will offer you a full qualification for the hairdressing and accredited units from the Barbering.  The course includes the required units for the full hairdressing NVQ qualification, with 4 relevant barbering units.

Introduction to NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing 
This is a job-ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards. This qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a hairdresser. Throughout this qualification you will ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety, give customers a positive impression, advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, change hair colour, cut hair using basic techniques, style and finish hair and set and dress hair.

Introduction to NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
This is a job-ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards which will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a barber. Throughout this qualification you will ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety, advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, cut hair using basic barbering techniques, cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques and dry and finish men’s hair.

If you already hold hairdressing/barbering qualifications or you have experience of working in the industry, through Recognition of Prior Learning you may not have to complete the full course, which will reduce the course length and fees.

Course Details

Course Name
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF)
+ units from Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF)
VTCT Course Codes
AH20147 (full) & AH20149 (selected units)
Units
13+
Minimum Credits
68 minimum
Course Duration
Approx 85 full-day lessons minimum
(you can learn & train up to 5 days a week)
Requirements/Eligibility
This course is for people aged 16+;
As with all our courses, a basic literacy & numeracy test may be required.
Progression
This is a tailored course for working as both a hairdresser and barber, fully accredited by VTCT.  It also provides a sound platform for further learning or training, eg Level 3 in either Hairdressing or Barbering



Course Structure

Units included (hairdressing): these hairdressing units will provide you with a full NVQ hairdressing qualification

Unit Code
Unit Title
Credits
UG21G17
Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
5
UG31G20
Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
4
UN20GH8
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
4
UN20GH9
Change hair colour
11
UN211G7
Advise and consult with clients
4
UN2GH10
Style and finish hair
6
UN2GH11
Set and dress hair
6
UN2GH12
Cut hair using basic techniques
8
UG21G18
Promote additional services or products to customers
6


Units included (barbering): these Barbering units will cover popular aspects of Barbering

Unit Code
Unit Title
Credits
UN20GB3
Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
8
UN20GB4
Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
4
UN20GB5
Dry and finish men's hair
4
UN2AH21
Create basic patterns in hair
4


Additional units (entirely optional)*: you can add any of the following units if required

Unit Code
Unit Title
Credits
UG211G4
Fulfill salon reception duties
3
UG211G8
Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
3
UN2GH13
Plait and twist hair
4
UN2GH14
Perm and neutralise hair
8
UN2GH15
Attach hair to enhance a style
3

The course duration for the above course is approximately 85 days.
Remember: you can attend up to 5 days a week (and Thursday evenings).

Course Fees

The fee for course AH20147BU Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing With Barbering Units is
£3950 (you can spread the cost) 
this includes:
- VTCT lifetime registration fees
- VTCT certification fees
- up to 6 training heads
- all training materials & resources
- access to printing & scanning equipment
- access to free refreshments whilst training

plus...
 1 year's membership to the Hairdressing Council as a State Registered Hairdresser/Barber, following completion of your course
 1 WAHL Academy seminar, 'Solid Foundations'

You will need to purchase your own training kit (list will be provided upon request, items can be purchased here)

You can pay your course fee in full (and receive a free WAHL Shaving workshop), or pay an initial deposit* of just £300 and then £40 each time you attend - see our Information page for more details.


Course Duration

The duration of this combined course is equivalent to 85 full-day lessons, the amount of time it will take you to complete your course depends on the frequency of your attendance.

Remember, you can attend up to 5 days a week (Tuesday to Saturday), including Thursday evenings. This flexibility allows you to achieve your qualification like a fast track course but with no additional fees.



  • Not sure if this combined hairdressing/barbering course is for you? We offer Taster Days - sample our courses for 1 day with no obligation.
  • See our Information page for details about course types, accreditation and more.
  • We highly recommend visiting our Academy for a tour of the facilities and an informal chat - call us to arrange an appointment.
  • If you would like an intensive fast track accredited course we offer a One-to-One option.
Next steps:

If you have any questions...
visit our FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
ask us - we'd love to hear from you
If you would like to see more for yourself...
arrange to visit our Academy and see the facilities
arrange a Taster Day to sample the training
If you're ready to start a course...
contact us to arrange a convenient start date


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Individual Barbering units are also available,
eg Patterning, Colouring, Cut-throat shaving...
Please contact us for more information about Unit Options

Why Train with LAFHAB?
  • No academic timetable - start when it's convenient for you
  • Flexible learning - study and learn at your own pace, attend when it's convenient for you
  • Convenient training - we're open for training Thursday evenings and saturdays
  • Easy Payments - spread the cost of your barbering course with our payment plans

Prices apply from 04/04//2016 
* deposit non-refundable





Leeds Academy For Hairdressing And Barbering (LAFHAB) offers only accredited NVQ hairdressing and barbering courses