Hairdressing and barbering for 16-19 year olds - Brighton MET

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.


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

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.

Available courses

  • Brighton
    Barbering | City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Barbering | Level 2
    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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  • Brighton
    Beauty Therapy | VTCT Diploma in Hair & Media Makeup  | Level 2
    Beauty Therapy | VTCT Diploma in Hair & Media Makeup | 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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  • Brighton
    Beauty Therapy | VTCT Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects, Hair and Media Makeup | Level 3
    Beauty Therapy | VTCT Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects, Hair and Media Makeup | Level 3

    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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  • Brighton
    Get started in Hair & Beauty | VTCT Introduction | Entry 3
    Get started in Hair & Beauty | VTCT Introduction | Entry 3

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

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 36 weeks
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  • Brighton
    Hairdressing | City & Guilds Diploma | Level 1
    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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  • Brighton
    Hairdressing | City & Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing | Level 3
    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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  • Brighton
    Hairdressing | City & Guilds Diploma in Women's Hairdressing | Level 2
    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 or self-employed hairdresser.

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

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

    • Course type: Apprenticeships
    • Duration: 24 months learning and up to 3 months for End Point Assessment (EPA)
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