Beginners Classic Course NVQ Level 2

The aim of the course is to enable you to become a professional working stylist of a high standard.

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NVQ Level 2
Nicky Oliver Diploma
Level 2 Barbering


Part time course – 26 weeks – 2 days per week.
Full time course – 18 weeks – 3 days per week.


£9,350 + V.A.T. (Total £11,220).

Finance is available. Subject to status.

Experience Required

No experience required.


We also offer an internship that you can undertake at the same time as you take this course.


The Nicky Oliver Academy Beginners course is an intensive, practical course, designed to cater for students with little or no knowledge of the hairdressing profession.

Delivered over 2 or 3 days each week, you will learn basic and up-to-date hairdressing skills along with the theory and technical knowledge required to become a professional stylist. Classes are small to ensure each individual receives the correct amount of training according to their individual needs.

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and will be working towards gaining your NVQ level 2 and the Nicky Oliver Academy Diploma in Hairdressing + Level 2 barbering. Students must reach the minimum standards required to qualify for the Nicky Oliver diploma.

Your age and experience is immaterial. Your enthusiasm, an interest in the profession and your willingness to change your career, along with our proven teaching methods, which are delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment, will ensure that you progress towards gaining your qualification.


  • Consultation Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Shampoo & Conditioning
  • Basic Colouring
  • Colour Theory
  • Basic Cutting
  • Cutting Theory
  • Blowdrying
  • High lighting
  • Basic Perming winding
    Health & Safety
  • Basic Hair-Up
  • Basic mens hair