VTCT Level 2+3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Do you dream of becoming a women’s hairdresser? Learn the skills and carve your own hairdressing career within 6 months

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Course Highlights

Only one full day and one half day a week for 21 weeks

Career in the hair industry

No experience needed

Valuable certificate accredited by VTCT

96% Pass Rate

Choose this course if:

You are 24 or over
You are creative
You want to start a career in the hair industry
You want to compliment clients with a cut and finish
You love chatting to people
You are open to learn new ideas and techniques
You have a great eye for detail
You thrive from being busy

The course is designed for those who have no experience but are passionate to start a new career and learn techniques to enhance their employment in the hair industry.

Do you want…

*A career that fits into your life commitments
*To book your own clients and charge your own prices
*To work as a freelance hairdresser or work in a salon
*To use your artistic skills to design and create cutting edge barbering looks
*Enhance your cutting and styling skills and make money from your passion
*Make clients feel like a million dollars
*Help people feel confident
*To start a new career today!

If you…

*Have no previous training
*Have limited time to study
*Don’t want to spend years as a barbering apprentice
*Can’t pay upfront to fund your new career
*Are determined to create a better future your family
*Long for financial security in a career you love
Then you are in the right place at JUST the right time

By the end of this course will you will know

Understand what Advanced Colouring and treatments will work with your clients hair goals and maintenance level.
How to use the correct products, tool and techniques to satisfy the client and provide them with after care advice
Foundation and advanced techniques to cut and style womens hair

You also get: Business Training and Career Planning

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor and access after you graduate. He will work with you to discover what career path you enjoy in the hairdressing industry and help to set you up for employment, no matter what avenue you choose, e.g freelance, rent a chair in a salon or opening up your own salon. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate.

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It’s simple, create your quick website using the pre-edited sections, all you have to do is plug in your personality, upload your photos and you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 3 Diploma and eligible to become a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.
You can work in the hair industry straight away as a junior hairdresser or stylist hairdresser or choose to develop your skills with further training.

You can complete this course in just 6 months!

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At CPBA we have 10 Years of experience in Government funding and employment strategies for people wanted to gain a career in the beauty industry. We have helped 5,000 job seekers go from struggling to land a job interview to living their dream job in as little as 6 months.

How long is the course?

You can graduate in 21 weeks by attending 1 full day and 1 half day at our salon. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have a passion in hairdressing and commit to practising the techniques in your spare time to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by a hair industry professional who will guide you through practical lessons with practise on yourself, other clients, manicure hands and real clients. They will push you to reach your goals and you will be assessed on your theory skills with written assignments to make sure you fully understand the importance of hair anatomy.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19 you will learn the theory through online live sessions using Zoom application, and you will come to our centre for the practical part of your training. In the classroom you have the tutors full attention by working in a small group with 12* other students.

*Until we can go back to normal, there will be maximum 6-7 learners in the classroom at the same time and the necessary PPE (face shield/mask, hand sanitiser) will be provided.

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*Aged 19 or over
*A passion to work in hairdressing
*A satisfactory reference
*Previous Level 1 Qualification in hairdressing or a successful skills test and interview
*To wear a black uniform including black flat shoes, we provide you with 1 free CPBA t-shirt
*Purchase your own hairdressing kit; scissors, hair dryer, combs and brushes
*Stationary including x2 folders and a clip board

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £3,345 but you may be eligible for funding if.

*You are over the 19 and successful with the application of an Advanced Learner Loan, you will pay this back when you earn more than £25,000 a year.

You are required to pay a £50 administration fee that will be deducted from your kit fee once you start the course.

For more information regarding our terms and conditions and if you are eligible for funding please visit our Funding page

If you are NOT eligible for funding or want to take advantage of the discounted self-funded fee, you can pay by paypal credit.

Self-funded fee is £1900 for this course. We can offer you an instalment plan, so you can spread the cost of your course until you complete. You also have the option to pay with Paypal. You can cover the cost of your course and have 4 months to pay it off, interest free! Or you can spread it over a longer period with interest

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We are NOT in any way affiliated with PayPal. If you choose to apply for PayPal Credit, you are willingly entering into an agreement between yourself and PayPal, only.

We will NOT receive any commission, referral fees or any other such payments from PayPal for customers that choose PayPal Credit to finance their course.

As with ALL credit finance options, it is important that you consider your own circumstances and look into all options before applying for PayPal Credit. You can access free impartial money advice from The Money Advice Service at moneyadviceservice.org.uk.

What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • In a commercial salon
  • In a Specialist African type hair salon
  • Be Independent, go self-employed, be mobile, work as a home-based hairdresser
  • Work in product manufacturing and training
  • Join a Television, film, theatre and media barbering team
  • Work in the Armed services
  • Work at an HM Prison service
  • Be part of a Cruise liner beauty team
  • Work in hospitals and care homes

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 2 Diploma certificate, recognised by the UK’s leading barbering association (BBA). You can choose to graduate as a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.You can work in the hair industry straight away as a junior men’s hairdresser. or choose to develop your skills with further training.

About the Tutors

Sharon Marshall
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
12 Reviews
57 Students
2 Courses

I teach Level 2 Barbering and L2/3 Hairdressing at CPBA.
The theory, practical and interaction with the learners are the things I enjoy the most about teaching.
My area of expertise is Cutting.
The reason I decided to go into education is that I wanted to expand my capabilities and share my knowledge.
In my spare time I like to socialise with friends.
My favourite treatment to have is having my nails painted, as I always get complements on the size and shape of my nails.
Dhamelia York
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
6 Reviews
26 Students
2 Courses

I teach Level 2 Barbering at CPBA.
I am also qualified in hairdressing but my dream has always been barbering.
I enjoy teaching because I like interacting with learners and see them grow.
In my spare time I like spending time with my friends.


  • PB
    Patrycja B.

    I completed a L3 hair qualification with CPBA. I really liked the practical side of my training my tutor was really helpful.

  • RG
    Renata G.

    I learned lots of new things in the course and our tutor was really friendly.

  • RV
    Rima V.
  • PW
    Paula W.

    I got sick at the beginning of the course and the tutor did a great job getting me up to speed and she was extremely supportive until I finished. Now I can get a good job in the industry which I could only dream about in the past.

  • JP
    Judita P.

    The teacher was good and the course time was perfect for me.

  • AA
    Ana-Maria A.
  • BES
    Beatrice Elena S.

    My teacher had vast experience.

  • FN
    Filiz N.
  • AR
    Asfa R.

    Very happy with the course and CPBA.

  • IB
    Ilona B.
  • OG
    Olga G.
  • EP
    Elena P.

    The skills I learned gave me confidence to get a job in the industry.

  • GC
    Gemma C.

    Georgie covered everything we needed & was very supportive.

  • AD
    Aleksandrina D.


  • FB
    Florina B.

    This course helped me to find a job in a salon.

  • SG
    Sutharsana G.
  • ML
    Milioara L.
  • KD
    Kanna D.

    Manjola was an excellent teacher. Everything was explained in depth.

  • MG
    Maria G.
  • NV
    Natasa V.
  • AB
    Atidzhe B.

    The level of the training was excellent.

  • AMP
    Adina M. P.
  • TY
    Tsvetanka Y.
  • AC
    Alina C.
  • VB
    Viktoria B.
  • BES
    Beatrice Elena S.
  • BM
    Busuioc M.
  • AT
    Ancuta T.

    Very supporting tutor, great atmosphere.

  • DD
    Desislava D.
  • SB
    Svetlana B.
  • LP
    Loredana P.

    Our tutor was strict and creative with teaching, which was very good but also funny and friendly.

  • MD
    Mariana D.

    My teacher Manjola did a very good job.

  • SN
    Stefka N.
  • SA
    Sorina A.
  • FN
    Filiz N.

    Both my teachers were amazing. I learned allot. I’m so happy.

  • WS
    Wendy S.
  • DM
    Dana M.
  • AH
    Ayaan H.

    The course was sufficient and informative. We have been provided help at any moment we had difficulties.

  • NS
    Natasha S.
  • DEH
    Daniela Elena H.

    I learned all the fundamental techniques which enabled me to work in a salon.

  • KO
    Kitti O.

    My tutor explained everything very well. I’m confident in cutting and colouring.

  • AMM
    Ana Maria M.

    I learned a lot of new things about hairdressing. Our tutor was great in explaining things and I got a new job in the hair industry after I finished.

  • KB
    Klara Ban-V.
  • NS
    Natalija S.
  • ST
    Saima T.

    The colouring techniques I loved the most.

  • OT
    Otilia-Maria T.

    Very good tutor

  • IM
    Ionita M.

    My tutor was very helpful. She paid attention to each of us in the class and explained things many times if needed.

  • TF
    Tamasila F.

    I met different kind of people and we became friends. I learnt a lot of things which I didn’t know about hair.

  • GK
    Gurpreet K.

    Everything was excellent.

  • AR
    Asfa R.
  • JF
    Julia F.

    Really good teaching!

  • AY
    Ayrie Y.

    It has helped me understand hairdressing more.

Good teaching, resources and advice.
Johnny Mora
Johnny Mora
18:23 19 Oct 20
Good instructor, good classes, good communication for the most part but could be improved.
Arlene Peters
Arlene Peters
17:54 19 Oct 20
The reason I gave a 4 was due to not seeing the practical work at times
donald watkins
donald watkins
17:41 19 Oct 20
It was really enjoyable but I would include some more nail art techniques in the course.
Leonor Crist
Leonor Crist
18:54 18 Oct 20
Great structured course and everybody was very helpful.
Georgina Bolton
Georgina Bolton
21:05 07 Oct 20
Really loved the way the company had created this learning program me through ZOOM during Covid-19.
Sophie Weiss
Sophie Weiss
20:29 07 Oct 20
I feel that I have learned a lot in such a short amount of time, and it has turned from a hobby to something that I would like to pursue in the future. Sophie the tutor was also very helpful.
Carlos Lamb
Carlos Lamb
18:59 07 Oct 20
Great teacher! Learned lots
Lauren Casey
Lauren Casey
18:28 04 Oct 20
Our tutor Helena was very very good... She went above and beyond to help us learn all we needed during the live tutorials.The other ladies were also very bright and intelligent and quick on the uptake we all learnt well together.
Melissa Rhodes
Melissa Rhodes
20:28 03 Oct 20
I thought the course was very well explained and the tutor was very helpful throughout the course .
Pat Davenport
Pat Davenport
20:00 03 Oct 20
Very informative and gave varied methods.
Erik Kappel
Erik Kappel
18:33 03 Oct 20
My tutor was very helpful with Adjusting her hands for my because I’m left handed and she made the lessons fun.
James U. Kay
James U. Kay
21:41 24 Sep 20
Gave me the opportunity to gain a qualification that was long awaited.
Barbara Estrada
Barbara Estrada
21:14 24 Sep 20
Convenient form, exactly shown practice.
Ray Woods
Ray Woods
19:57 24 Sep 20
It was great. I learn so many things this course is definitely a game changer for me.
Kindra Dalach
Kindra Dalach
18:48 24 Sep 20
The tutor was really friendly and made it fun as well as learning.
Julia Martinez
Julia Martinez
21:20 19 Sep 20
It was informative and the people I took part with were lovely.
Jodie Perkins
Jodie Perkins
20:53 19 Sep 20
Very relevant to where i want my career to go and the tutor jemma explained things in a brilliant way
Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith
20:32 19 Sep 20
Yes, the zoom app worked well and the group was small so I had opportunity to ask plenty of questions
Arnulfo Levin
Arnulfo Levin
19:39 19 Sep 20
Tutor was knowledgeable and a great communicator, explained clearly and I love doing nails.
Doris Thomas
Doris Thomas
22:09 16 Sep 20
Great, informative
Cherly Large
Cherly Large
21:36 16 Sep 20
I enjoyed learning a new skill.
Velia Wiggins
Velia Wiggins
21:02 16 Sep 20
Aiicha was a fab teacher, great energy and very knowledgeable
Dionna Oakley
Dionna Oakley
20:40 16 Sep 20
Learnt so much, teacher was amazing! Would recommend to all my friends. Really enjoyed and learnt a new skill. Thank you
Earlie Cady
Earlie Cady
23:51 11 Sep 20
Because I learned many things about gel, extension, sculpted nails and nail art.
Jamal Gunther
Jamal Gunther
23:32 11 Sep 20
+84.Quick, easy and from the comfort of my own home so no childcare issues to sort out!
Chara Christie
Chara Christie
23:14 11 Sep 20
It was very in depth and the tutor (Jemma) was very knowledgeable, she spoke through everything and made sure we was all ok every step of the way.
Lanora Bruton
Lanora Bruton
22:51 11 Sep 20
Very relevant to where i want my career to go and the tutor jemma explained things in a brilliant way.
Sibyl Roe
Sibyl Roe
21:06 10 Sep 20
Informative and a subject I am passionate about learning.
Mitzi Myles
Mitzi Myles
20:47 10 Sep 20
Very thorough and informative
Nicki Carrion
Nicki Carrion
21:05 02 Sep 20
The course was very helpful.
Ricardo Chandler
Ricardo Chandler
20:35 02 Sep 20
Tutor was very informative and nice.
Noe Drew
Noe Drew
19:33 02 Sep 20
Learnt so much new stuff.
Michael Young
Michael Young
18:49 02 Sep 20
I feel that it was very intimate an allowed me to learn more easily than if i was to teach myself.
Lauren Casey
Lauren Casey
19:57 01 Sep 20
The tutor, Jemma was knowledgeable and patient. She could easily have her knowledge to us and answear all questions. She also made it interesting and she was very encouraging.
Kristyn Toliver
Kristyn Toliver
03:55 29 Aug 20
It was taught very in depth and step by step and covered a lot of areas including health and safety.
Iris Valdez
Iris Valdez
21:08 25 Aug 20
My tutor was lovely very good at explaining things so it was much easier to learn.
Tracy Hale
Tracy Hale
20:35 25 Aug 20
Very detailed, Sophie was fast at answering questions
Joy Lucas
Joy Lucas
20:16 25 Aug 20
The teacher was lovely.
George F. Dalton
George F. Dalton
20:01 25 Aug 20
Sophie was lovely and explain things very good
Sanford Ruth
Sanford Ruth
19:48 25 Aug 20
Very happy with the course and CPBA.
Andy Pleasants
Andy Pleasants
20:33 21 Aug 20
The trainer was engaging at all times. Very good course content.
Sarah Hemmerson
Sarah Hemmerson
20:23 21 Aug 20
Sophie the tutor was very informative and more than happy to go over anything as many times as it took for us to get it.
francis lane
francis lane
20:12 21 Aug 20
Very thorough and informative.
Dana Elliott
Dana Elliott
20:01 21 Aug 20
Sophie was amazing. Girls were lovely. Nice small group. Really enjoyed.
Inez Robertson
Inez Robertson
19:46 21 Aug 20
Really good course, learnt a lot, good teacher, very helpful
Albert Love
Albert Love
19:49 16 Aug 20
Very informative and well scheduled course. Excellent teacher
olga graham
olga graham
19:39 16 Aug 20
It was very friendly and interesting, learnt a lot , every enjoyable
Steven Marlar
Steven Marlar
19:21 16 Aug 20
Just completed gel nail course which was held online due to covid. It was fabulous! So much covered it such a short time without skipping any corners. I feel really lucky to have seen this advertised on Facebook and accepted from application.The course required quick English and maths test along with a small deposit with the promise of a £5 Amazon voucher upon registration. On completion of the course the deposit is refunded.I got the voucher and also having completed the course was also refunded my deposit.The course was held on Zoom so didn't even have to leave the house. I found it very easy to follow and ask questions if needed. All our lessons have been uploaded onto YouTube for our reference after if needed.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Although I found the initial application process quite tricky the actual lessons and treatments learned were fabulous.I would definitely sign up for another. The tutor was lovely and very patient and I am really impressed with how everything was done easy on a screen. Way better than travelling to courses and I hope these become a way of teaching for the future. The group I was in for my classes was quite small (I think 7 or 8) so that was nice as well as smaller classes are easier to follow
Katrina Amethyst
Katrina Amethyst
21:03 14 Aug 20
Linda Benji
Linda Benji
14:32 12 Aug 20
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