Hairdressing and Barbering

City & Guilds Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Level 1 Diploma

City & Guilds Hairdressing

City & Guilds Barbering

Level 2 NVQ Diploma

City & Guilds Hairdressing and Barbering

Level 1 Diploma

City & Guilds Hairdressing

City & Guilds Barbering

Level 3 NVQ Diploma


The programme is designed to develop and practise the skills needed for a future career in either the hairdressing or beauty therapy industries.

The course content will enable you to gain a general understanding of the range of
treatments and services available within both industries.

To gain the skills you need to work in a hairdressing salon or barber shop our qualifications cover a wide range of skills from shampooing, cutting, perming and styling to advanced colour correction.

A Hairdressing NVQ is for anyone who is serious about a hairdressing or barbering career. There are options to suit individual needs and aspirations – and if you are already working in hairdressing, you could develop your skills to become a senior stylist.

Level 2 & 3 qualifications can be done as an NVQ or as an Apprenticeship in The Sutton District Training purpose built Salon or in an outside salon.

NVQs are assessed at work or in a realistic working environment. For each unit, an assessor observes you carrying out different services and checks your understanding. This information will be recorded in your logbook, which then provides formal evidence of your learning.

For these qualifications, you will practise hairdressing, learn the knowledge required and organise your own study. You will record your achievements in a logbook packed with hints and tips from industry experts.


Course Duration

1 year.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements. We have an open door policy and you will be invited to undertake an initial assessment to help you choose what course best suits your requirements.

Next Steps

You could progress to a Level 3 Diploma or an apprenticeship.


Student Story

Since joining SDT hairdressing in September 2020 everyone has seen a change in my attitude towards my education. Before SDT I did not really want to be in school, and my attitude and behaviour showed that. Coming to college is enjoyable, the tutors do everything they can to help me reach my full potential. I am looking forward to returning next year to complete my Level 3 and I’m already planning on returning the following year to do barbering.

Student Story

This is my second year attending SDT. I really enjoy coming to college and I’m so happy to be returning again next year. I did not get on at school and never really got the support I needed either. The tutors at SDT are very supportive in every aspect and I have achieved a lot because of the support they give