Level 2 Diploma

Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing

LCBT is one of the largest specialist College in the UK for the Beauty Industry funded by Further Education with an in house Job Shop and over 500 employers registered… We guarantee a job interview!

The Beauty industry is a worldwide phenomenon; it thrives in a recession and is worth an estimated £15 billion in the UK alone!


LCBT’s Level 2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing course is fast moving, imaginative and fun. It is suitable for practically minded individuals who have a creative flair, a lively personality and a genuine interest in people. This full time course is challenging and varied and will enable students to enter the world of fashion cutting, styling and colouring on both Ladies and Gents, developing a range of complex hairdressing skills.

This course is the best way to start your career in the Hairdressing industry.

You will be provided with a uniform to wear whilst you are at college and a hairdressing kit that you will own to support you completing your practical treatments and to be used personally.

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A good level of English, successful interview and initial assessment. Potential learners need to be able to demonstrate dedication and commitment to learning and have aspirations to work and progress into the industry.

FIND OUT MORE – At an Open Day, Call (0207 208 1300), Email: or Drop in and speak to an advisor anytime


Currently, there are no dates available for this course. Please call us on 0207 208 1300 or email to tell us of your interest in this course.


  • Approx. 28 Weeks


  • 2 days a week

This course is designed for those learners who wish to gain a variety of employable skills across the hairdressing industry. As part of your course we will give you regular opportunities to attend industry talks and trade shows. Plus you will perfect your skills on members of the public in our working Salon. It is the course expectation that you will also model and provide models for the practical training and technical assessments studied on the Diploma. You may be required to bring models for your assessments.

Depending on your entry and prior qualifications you may also be required to undertake English and Maths Functional Skills or GCSE’s dependant on your criteria.


    • Introduction to Beauty & Hair
    • Cutting Women’s and Men’s hair
    • Colouring and Lightening hair
    • The Art of Dressing Hair & Hair Consultation
    • Styling men’s hair
    • Shampoo / Condition Hair
    • Create an Image

Additionally you will learn about client care, communication health & safety in the workplace and the promotion of products and services to clients.

*As part of your course you may need to complete Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and/or Maths.

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The certificate you will gain will be the Level 2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing.

This course has many progression options; you can go on to:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Hair dressing for Colour Technicians
  • Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for cutting and styling technicians
  • Level 3 Diploma for Hair Services.

Our Job Shop team will help you every step of the way.

Career Options

Some of the career options open to you, could include: hair stylist, colour technician salon/ barbering junior.

  • 16-18 – No Course Fees
      • (£140 Required for Kit to use in salon and keep)
  • Full Cost – £3,578 (Adults)
    • (Inclusive of Uniform and Kit to use in the salon and keep)
  • OVERSEAS STUDENTS: International Students outside of the EEA do not qualify for concessionary or non-concessionary fees and will be required to pay the full cost of tuition fees. Evidence of your legality to study in the UK will be required. LCBT is unable to provide any assistance with visa application processes and reserves the right to refuse enrolment on to the course.

Whether just starting out in your career, want a change of direction, or are returning to work, the Beauty Industry offers a wide choice of potential career pathways.

Open 7 days a week and in the evenings if you want to work full time or part time to fit in with your family, the beauty industry has a job there waiting for you…..and we guarantee you a job interview!

To work in the industry you must be qualified, and the courses and training we offer at LCBT are focused on ensuring you graduate with the qualifications and skills to move straight into the career pathway you decide on.

Many of our Graduate Therapists open their own Salons or Concessions in Hairdressers, or become Mobile Therapists, our Careers Advisors can help with what you need to do if this is your ambition.

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Application Days

Dates for Application Days & Open Events

Application Days
Application Days held Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays Every Week.

Currently, there are not any dates available. Please call us on 0207 208 1300 or email to register your interest.

Open Events
14th December 2023 - 05:30 pm

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Student Stories

Zina's Story

Zina’s Story

My experience at LCBT was eye opening, learning new and existing treatment as well as gaining knowledge on the human anatomy (words I had never heard and didn’t even know existed).