Private Courses

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Step 2: A member of our team will be in touch to arrange an Information Session slot. Slots are Monday-Thursday 9:30am-4:00pm

Should you have any questions, please refer to the information at the bottom of the page.

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Our private hairdressing courses are for those who wish to learn to become a hairdresser and gain a qualification without doing an apprenticeship. Train to be a hairdresser at your own pace.

Our private hairdressing courses appeals to mature students and adults who are keen to gain a quick hairdressing qualification and learn in a more focused environment. Fast track your way to hair excellence.


When is the course: 

The course srtarts 6th September

How much is the course:

The cost of the Andrew Collinge Training private course in Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (previously NVQ2) is £4,000 (inc. VAT). This sum will cover:

  • City & Guilds registration certificate, E-portfolio license and use
  • Andrew Collinge on certificate  as part of enrichment
  • Training and Assessment
  • Salon workplace review
  • E-Portfolio licence and use

Only other additional cost:

Purchase of Hairdressing KIT for own use = £220.00

Are there payment options:

Yes. You can choose to pay in installments (£2,000 on enrollment plus KIT payment then £1,200 end of first term and £1,000 end of second term). Some students also choose to take out a career development loan with a reputable bank to cover the amount of the course.

What qualification will a private course give me?

  • A City & Guilds recognised Level 2 Hairdressing Professional Diploma
  • On successful completion, you will be a competent and confident commercial hairdresser

What would I need to commit time-wise? 

You would need to commit 3 days per week

  • 1 day of classroom led knowledge and skill development
  • 1 day of practical, commercial hairdressing in the Andrew Collinge Training salon
  • 1 day unpaid work experience in a partner salon

How is a private course different from an apprenticeship?

  • A private course is funded by yourself
  • You will not be employed by a salon on a private course
  • Delivery will focus on achievement of the Level 2 Hairdressing Diploma only (no wider apprenticeship curriculum requirements)
  • There is no requirement for Maths and English functional skills
  • The planned duration of the course is shorter – typically 12-14 months versus 24 months for an apprenticeship
  • Limited class size – maximum of 8 students
  • You will be able to attend Masterclasses by the Andrew Collinge Creative Team (two per calendar year)

What will the training cover?

  • Client consultation
  • Shampooing
  • Conditioning
  • Blow-drying
  • Setting
  • Some basic cutting
  • Reception
  • Client Care
  • Cutting & Colouring
  • Perming

What can I expect? 

  • Outstanding quality of training with particular focus on creativity and the standard of commercial hairdressing skills and ability.
  • Limited number of students per tutor – maximum 8-10 in group.
  • Likely student group will be mixed ages so you are not in a class full of 16-18 year olds.
  • Delivery provided by current commercial stylists who are aware of client needs, hairdressing trends, new techniques and the skills required to maintain success.

Please fill in the above form. We will then ring you to book in your information slot. Slots are M-T 9:30am-4:00pm

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