Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Hairdressing and barbering for 16-19 year olds

Study hairdressing and barbering at Brighton MET

Brighton MET is an excellent place to take a hairdressing course in Brighton, you’ll learn all the skills you’ll need to succeed as a hairdresser from our industry experienced tutors in our fantastic training salon.

Our training salons are open to the public, meaning you’ll have opportunity to work with real clients and develop your skills in a real working environment. So when you leave college you’ll find the salon environment familiar and that you are much more prepared when taking your first step into employment.

At Brighton MET you’ll be mixing with lots of students who, just like you have a passion for hairdressing and progressing their career. As well as paying clients, there will be plenty of models for you to try out the new skills and techniques you’ve learnt whilst on your course. As well as ladies hairdressing we also run barbering courses so you can diversify or focus your skills.


Available courses

  • Barbering - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

    The apprentice will learn, develop and practice the skills required to provide barbering services while working effectively as a junior barber.

    • Course type: Apprenticeships
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Barbering | City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Barbering | Level 2

    This course gives you the skills and confidence to pursue a career as a barber or continue studying.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Beauty Therapy | VTCT Diploma in Hair & Makeup Artistry (Theatrical & Media Make-up) | Level 3 - Brighton

    This course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed make-up artist, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Beauty Therapy | VTCT Diploma in Hair & Makeup Artistry | Level 2

    This is a technical qualification to help you pursue a career as a hair and make-up artist.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Get started in Hair & Beauty | VTCT Introduction | Entry Level 3

    This vocational course will lead to further study, preparing you for a career in hairdressing.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Hair & Beauty | VTCT Diploma in Hair & Beauty | Get Started | Level 1

    This introduction to the hair and beauty industry will lead to further study, preparing you for a career in hairdressing.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Hairdressing | City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing | Level 3

    This course progresses you to advanced hairdressing and prepares you for employment.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Hairdressing | City & Guilds Diploma in Women's Hairdressing | Level 2

    This course is for those who wish to pursue a hairdressing career as an employed apprentice or self-employed hairdresser.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Hairdressing | City & Guilds Diploma | Level 1

    This vocational course will lead to further study, preparing you for a career in hairdressing.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Hairdressing | Hair Professionals Apprenticeship | Level 2 Standards

    This qualification aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the requirements for working in the hairdressing industry.

    • Course type: Apprenticeships
    • Duration: 2 Years
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  • Level 3 - Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

    This apprenticeship provides the necessary skills and knowledge that prove occupational competence as a senior stylist.

    • Course type: Apprenticeships
    • Duration: 2 Years
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Why choose Brighton MET?

At Brighton MET we offer a variety of full-time courses for 16-19 year olds across two campuses. We teach technical and professional skills and provide practical industry-focused experience. This is a great way to study and equips you with the key skills needed to progress into employment or to go on to study at University.

Hair and Beauty Show 2018

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College Hair and Beauty students put on an annual Hair Show Spectacular in aid of charity and have to date raised over £10'000 with their efforts. This film features work from level 1, 2 and 3 students on full-time, part-time and apprenticeship hair and beauty courses.

A 360 tour of the Hair & Beauty salons at Central Brighton Campus

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