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Level 2 Diploma Hairdressing & Barbering



Our practical based hairdressing course teaches you current hair cutting and colouring skills in a salon environment.

Starting a new course, is an exciting life changing adventure. You don’t always know what to expect but rest assured, we know how to keep you motivated and our team will be with you every step of the way.


This hairdressing and barbering course is perfect if you have no experience but have a passion for hair. Our Level 2 Diploma is a professional, modern-day qualification, equivalent to NVQ which includes barbering.

With only twelve students per class, our experienced tutor and assistant will ensure your individual questions are answered. Offering continuous support and guidance.

If you’re looking to do barbering as a stand alone course, you may be interested in looking at our Level 2 Barbering Course

  • Cutting theory and terminology
  • Client consultation and individual style
  • Cutting one length and layers
  • Fringes
  • Square and round layers
  • Men’s barbering
  • Clipper techniques
  • Scissor over comb and finish
  • Cut facial hair
  • Colour theory and practice
  • Depth/tone
  • Numbering theory
  • Permanent and semi-full head tint
  • Roots, mid-lengths and ends
  • Full head high and low lights
  • Foil techniques including weaves and slices
  • Styling hair using creative techniques
  • Self-employed
  • Hairdressing salons
  • Session stylist
  • Cruise ships
  • Weddings and special events

February-November 2020 – (SPACES STILL AVAILABLE – you can sign up to this right up until the day!)
Sunday daytime 9:30am-5:30pm
February 9, 23
April 5, 19
May 3, 31
June 14, 28,
July 5, 19, 26
Aug 2, 16
Sep 6, 20
Oct 4, 11
Nov 1, 15

June 2020-April 2021
Saturday daytime 9:30am – 5:30pm
June 6, 27
July 4, 25
Aug 1
Sep 5, 19
Oct 3, 10, 31
Nov 14
Dec 5
Jan 9, 23
Feb 6, 27
March 13, 27
Apr 17

Pre-course homework completed on a computer, 25 consultation forms, project work, theory exams and ongoing assessments. You will need models throughout this course as working on block heads just doesn’t cut it!


Includes exclusive online student area, exam fees, course theory work, specific videos, uniform t-shirt and unlimited support inside and outside of the classroom.

You will need to purchase a textbook and a professional standard kit to use on the course and at home. Kits are available at a discounted price from one of our suppliers for approximately £300. You will also require student insurance.

Pay in full when you sign up and receive £50 cashback on your first day!

Alternatively, pay only £400 NOW to secure your place and pay the remainder of your course fees in interest free instalments.

Read Our Reviews

I have been going to the school as a model for hair, make up and other beauty treatments for about over a year now and the whole place is run so professionally. It is an absolute pleasure to help the students to gain confidence in themselves and in the new knowledge and skills they are gaining from the amazing tutors there. If you are thinking of being a model for the school or a new student I cannot recommend the place enough or big up the great things that go on there. The school is so inclusive of anyone no matter age, sex or background, its so welcoming to everyone. Thank you for all the wonderful experiences I have shared with your students and I look forward to many more. Penny
Pen Xxxx
Pen Xxxx
11:09 17 May 19
I have Completed my level 2 makeup artistry, and I’m now close to finishing my level 3 photographic makeup course at the Norwich school of beauty. The tutors are absolutely lovely and always give the best feedback. The school trains you to such a high standard and gets you ready for the next step in your career, I definitely recommend this school!!!
Hollie Watts
Hollie Watts
14:41 15 May 19
Great place! I went in with not very much confidence at all and I’m now I’m coming out with so much more! The groups are small what is lovely for me as I don’t like very busy places, everyone I have met at the school is lovely and very welcoming. I’m nearly at the end of my level 2 makeup course which is a fantastic little class, I’ve learnt all the ins and outs about makeup and the skin, I’ve also learnt some great techniques for applying makeup! I hope to return to the school for some more courses in the future. Would recommend to anyone????.
Tegan Basey-fisher
Tegan Basey-fisher
09:04 15 May 19
I am in the middle of doing my level 2 makeup course and I'm enjoying every second of it. The tutors are amazing as are the techniques they teach. Iv learnt so much already and I'm only half way through! The classes are small which allows the tutors to be there to help you with anything you need, they are all so kind and friendly and making you feel like you are part of a team. This for me is so much more than a makeup course, I took this course after deciding to change my career at 37years old. I went in feeling slightly nervous and lacked a lot of confidence, now halfway through those nerves have vanished and my confidence is at its best. Anyone looking to further their skills or even start a new career, this is, personally speaking the nicest and creative place to be.
Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie
21:47 02 May 19
The Norwich School of Beauty is an asset to the city and the beauty industry. I have studied at the school and been in makeup and beauty for some time. The courses offer so much information, tutor support, practical skills and fun. If you are at all interested or thought about doing any course for some time go to an open day or give them a call. The team built up my confidence and skills in the makeup industry. I could not recommend highly enough. Thank you ladies x
14:34 01 May 19
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