Private Courses

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Step 2: Ring 0151 706 7934 to sign up for 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.

To book a slot, please fill in the above form and then ring 0151 706 7934 to sign up for an Information Session slot. Slots are M-T 9:30am-4:00pm

Lines Open 09:00-17:00

99 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HN