• Courses

    Gloss Academy offers a range of full time internationally recognised City & Guilds VRQ courses catering to the hairdressing and beauty industry to British educational standards. Short courses are also available for those looking to update their skills or learn product specific techniques.

    For further information and for course start dates, please contact Gloss Academy on

    • Open

      VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

      Duration: Full-time 15 Weeks
      Qualification no: 3002/61
      Cost: 35.200.00

      OVERVIEW

      This course is designed to deliver occupational capability and prepare you for employment. You need no experience in hairdressing or the services that are provided in a salon. This course is also suitable for junior stylists or assistants already working in a salon looking to gain an internationally recognised qualification to advance their career.

      This course is held within the Gloss Academy with work experience offered in our salon if necessary. The course is supported in and out of the classroom by the world's leading online education provider MHDPro.com & MHDAcademy.com.

      Successful completion of this course could lead to employment as a competent stylist within a professional salon environment or towards City & Guilds VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing 3002/66.

      Note: You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and an online multiple choice exam

      UNITS DELIVERED

      NO. DESCRIPTION
      201 Working in the Hair Industry
      202 Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
      203 Client Consultation for Hair Services
      204 Shampoo and Condition the Hair and Scalp
      205 Promote Products and Services to Clients in a Salon
      206 Cut Women's Hair
      207 Colour and Lighten Hair
      208 Perm and Neutralise Hair
      209 The Art of Dressing Hair
      212 Create an Image Based on a Theme within the Hair and Beauty Sector
      215 Provide Scalp Massage Services

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 15 WEEKS
      Monday 09.00 - 17.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 17.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      Blow dryer, Round brushes (various sizes) x4, Cutting combs, Scissors, Detangling comb, Sectioning clips, Dressing out comb, Seven row styling brush, Hair dividers, Small silver sectioning clips, Metal pintail comb, Training heads x2, Paddle brush, Vent brush, Plastic pintail & Water spray

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

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      VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

      Duration: Full-time 17 Weeks
      Qualification no: 3002/66
      Cost: 37,400.00

      OVERVIEW

      This course is aimed at stylists and senior stylists already employed within the hairdressing industry and wishing to become truly proficient in the hairdressing field. This internationally recognised qualification also accredits senior stylists, technicians, salon owners and managers and expands on the basic skills learned at VRQ Level 2.

      The course is held at the Gloss Academy. If you are not currently working in a salon, Gloss Global will provide work experience in its busy salon environment. The course is supported in and out of the classroom by the world's leading online education provider MHDPro.com & MHDAcademy.com.

      Successful completion of this course gives the candidate the opportunity to attain skills at the top level of their profession, leading to employment within a professional salon environment with the ability to work unsupervised, as a salon manager or educator.

      Note: You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and an online multiple choice exam. Students are required to supply models for the practical assessments.

      UNITS DELIVERED

      NO. DESCRIPTION
      302 Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
      303 Hairdressing Consultation Support for Colleagues
      304 Cut hair to create a variety of looks
      305 Style and Dress Hair Using a Variety of Techniques
      306 Colour Hair to Create a Variety of Looks
      308 Perm Hair to Create a Variety of Looks
      316 Creative Hairdressing Design Skills
      410 Hair Colour Correction

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 17 WEEKS
      Monday 09.00 - 17.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 17.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      Blow dryer, Round brushes (various sizes) x4, Colour correction training head x1, Scissors, Cutting combs, Sectioning clips, Detangling comb, Seven row styling brush, Dressing out comb, Small silver sectioning clips, Hair dividers, Training heads x2, Metal pintail comb & Vent brush

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

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      VRQ Level 2 Award in Colouring and Lightening

      Duration: Full-time 11 Days Part-time 11 Weeks
      Qualification no: 3002/92
      Cost: 9.680.00

      OVERVIEW

      This course is for those looking to learn foundation skills to colour hair. You need no experience in hairdressing or the services that are provided in a salon, this course is also suitable to junior stylists or assistants already working in a salon looking to gain qualifications or advance their career.

      The course is held at the Gloss Academy. If you are not currently working in a salon, Gloss Global will provide work experience in its busy salon environment. The course is supported in and out of the classroom by the world's leading online education provider MHDPro.com & MHDAcademy.com.

      Successful completion of this course can lead to employment within a professional salon environment at a junior level.

      Note: You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and an online multiple choice exam

      UNITS DELIVERED

      NO. DESCRIPTION
      202 Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
      207 Colour and Lighten Hair

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 11 DAYS
      Week 1
      Sunday 09.00 - 18.00
      Monday 09.00 - 18.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 18.00
      Week 2
      Saturday 09.00 - 18.00
      Sunday 09.00 - 18.00
      Monday 09.00 - 18.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 18.00

      PART-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 11 WEEKS
      Sunday 17.00 - 21.00
      Monday 17.00 - 21.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      Detangling comb, Metal pintail comb, Plastic pintail comb, 4 round brushes (various sizes). 7 row styling brush, Vent brush, Paddle brush, Sectioning clips, Hair dividers, Small silver sectioning clips, Blow dryer & 2 training head

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

    • Open

      VRQ Level 2 Award in Dressing Hair

      Duration: Full-time 7 Days Part-time 5 Weeks
      Qualification no: 3002/92
      Cost: 3.800.00

      OVERVIEW

      This course is for those looking to enhance their blow-dry skills and foundation skills for dressing long hair. You need no experience in hairdressing or the services that are provided in a salon, this course is also suitable for junior stylists or assistants already working in a salon looking to gain qualifications or advance their career.

      The course is held at the Gloss Academy. If you are not currently working in a salon, Gloss Global will provide work experience in its busy salon environment. The course is supported in and out of the classroom by the world's leading online education provider MHDPro.com & MHDAcademy.com.

      Successful completion of this course can lead to employment within a professional salon environment at a junior level.

      Note: You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and an online multiple choice exam. Students are required to supply models for the practical assessments.

      UNITS DELIVERED

      NO. DESCRIPTION
      202 Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
      209 The Art of Dressing Hair

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 7 DAYS
      Sunday 09.00 - 17.00
      Monday 09.00 - 17.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 17.00

      PART-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 5 WEEKS
      Sunday 18.00 - 21.00
      Monday 18.00 - 21.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      Blow dryer, Round brush (various sizes) x4, Detangling comb, Scissors, Dressing out comb, Sectioning clips, Hair dividers. Seven row styling brush, Metal pintail comb, Training head x1, Paddle brush, Vent brush, Plastic pintail comb & Water spray

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

    • Open

      VRQ Level 2 Award in Foundation Cutting

      Duration: Full-time 10 Days Part-time 12 Weeks
      Qualification no: 3002/92
      Cost: 7,920.00

      OVERVIEW

      This course is for those looking to learn foundation skills to cut hair. You need no experience in hairdressing or the services that are provided in a salon, this course is also suitable for junior stylists or assistants already working in a salon looking to gain qualifications or advance their career.

      The course is held at the Gloss Academy. If you are not currently working in a salon, Gloss Global will provide work experience in its busy salon environment. The course is supported in and out of the classroom by the world's leading online education provider MHDPro.com & MHDAcademy.com.

      Successful completion of this course can lead to employment within a professional salon environment at a junior level.

      Note: You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and an online multiple choice exam. Students are required to supply models for the practical assessments.

      UNITS DELIVERED

      NO. DESCRIPTION
      202 Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
      206 Cut Women's Hair

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 10 DAYS
      Sunday 09.00 - 17.00
      Monday 09.00 - 17.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 17.00

      PART-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 12 WEEKS
      Sunday 18.00 - 21.00
      Monday 18.00 - 21.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      Blow dryer, Scissors, Cutting combs, Sectioning clips, Detangling comb, Seven row styling brush, Hair dividers, Training heads x2, Paddle Brush, Vent brush, Round brushes (various sizes) x4 & Water spray

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

    • Open

      VRQ Level 3 Award in Bridal Hair

      Duration: Full-time 7 Days
      Qualification no: 3002/93
      Cost: 3.800.00

      OVERVIEW

      This course is for those looking to enhance their skills to create advanced bridal looks. You need a minimum of 5 years' experience in hairdressing services that are provided in a salon, or a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification. This course is suitable for stylists or session stylists looking to gain qualifications or advance their career.

      The course is held at the Gloss Academy. If you are not currently working in a salon, Gloss Global will provide work experience in its busy salon environment. The course is supported in and out of the classroom by the world's leading online education provider MHDAcademy.com.

      Successful completion of this course can lead to employment within a professional salon environment.

      Note: You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and an online multiple choice exam.

      Students are required to supply models for the practical assessments.

      UNITS DELIVERED

      NO. DESCRIPTION
      302 Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
      311 Bridal Hairstyling

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 7 DAYS
      Week 1
      Sunday 09.00 - 17.00
      Monday 09.00 - 17.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 17.00
      Week 2
      Sunday 09.00 - 17.00
      Monday 09.00 - 17.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 17.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      Blow dryer, Round brushes (various sizes) x4, Detangling comb, Sectioning clips, Dressing out comb, Seven row styling brush, Hair dividers, Training head x1, Metal pintail comb, Vent brush, Paddle brush, Water spray & Plastic pintail comb

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

    • Open

      VRQ Level 3 Award in Creative Colouring

      Duration: Full-time 11 Days Part-time 11 Weeks
      Qualification no: 3002/93
      Cost: 9,680.00

      OVERVIEW

      This course is designed to deliver the knowledge and skills to creatively colour hair to create a variety of looks. The skills developed on this course include using a combination of techniques and colours to create a personalised creative colour service. You will acquire the knowledge to understand how to select suitable techniques and products and how to solve colour problems identified during a service.

      This course is held within the Gloss Academy with work experience offered in our salon if necessary. The course is supported in and out of the classroom by the world's leading online education provider MHDPro.com & MHDAcademy.com.

      This Level 3 award is suitable for people who have taken Level 2 qualifications or have been working in industry and are looking to accredit their skills and knowledge. Successful completion of this course could lead to employment as a senior stylist within a professional salon environment or towards a City & Guilds VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing 3002/66

      Note: You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and an online multiple choice exam. Students are required to supply models for the practical assessments.

      UNITS DELIVERED

      NO. DESCRIPTION
      302 Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
      306 Colour Hair to Create a Variety of Looks

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 11 DAYS
      Week 1
      Sunday 09.00 - 18.00
      Monday 09.00 - 18.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 18.00
      Week 2
      Saturday 09.00 - 18.00
      Sunday 09.00 - 18.00
      Monday 09.00 - 18.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 18.00

      PART-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 11 WEEKS
      Sunday 17.00 - 21.00
      Tuesday 17.00 - 21.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      Blow dryer, Round brushes (various sizes) x4, Scissors, Cutting combs, Sectioning clips, Detangling comb, Seven row styling brush, Hair dividers, Training heads x2, Metal pintail comb, Vent brush, Paddle brush, Water spray & Plastic pintail comb

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

    • Open

      VRQ Level 3 Award in Creative Cutting

      Duration: Full-time 10 Days Part-time 12 Weeks
      Qualification no: 3002/93
      Cost: 7,900.00

      OVERVIEW

      This course is designed to deliver the knowledge and skills to cut women's hair to create a variety of creative looks. The skills developed on the course include graduation, layering, club cutting, scissor-over-comb, clipper-over-comb, texturing, freehand, tapering and thinning. You will develop the ability to combine and adapt cutting techniques to create highly personalised looks. You will also learn how to maximise the potential of your client's hair.

      This course is held within the Gloss Academy with work experience offered in our salon if necessary. The course is supported in and out of the classroom by the world's leading online education provider MHDPro.com & MHDAcademy.com.

      This Level 3 award is suitable for people who have taken Level 2 qualifications or have been working in industry and are looking to accredit their skills and knowledge. Successful completion of this course could lead to employment as a senior stylist within a professional salon environment or towards a City & Guilds VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing 3002/66

      Note: You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and an online multiple choice exam. Students are required to supply models for the practical assessments.

      UNITS DELIVERED

      NO. DESCRIPTION
      302 Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
      304 Cut hair to create a variety of looks

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 10 DAYS
      Week 1
      Sunday 09.00 - 17.00
      Monday 09.00 - 17.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 17.00
      Week 2
      Sunday 09.00 - 17.00
      Monday 09.00 - 17.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 17.00

      PART-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 12 WEEKS
      Sunday 17.00 - 21.00
      Tuesday 17.00 - 21.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      Blow dryer, Round brushes (various sizes) x4, Scissors, Cutting combs, Sectioning clips, Detangling comb, Seven row styling brush, Dressing out comb, Small silver sectioning clips, Hair dividers, Training heads x2, Metal pintail comb, Vent brush, Paddle brush, Water spray & Plastic pintail comb

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

    • Open

      VRQ Level 4 Award in Colour Correction

      Duration: Full-time 11 Days
      Qualification no: 3002/93
      Cost: 10,000.00

      OVERVIEW

      This course is designed to deliver the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to determine and correct more complex colouring problems. You will explore modern techniques to remove artificial colour, remove and correct bands of colour, recolour lightened hair and recolour hair that has had artificial colour removed.

      This course is held within the Gloss Academy with work experience offered in our salon if necessary. The course is supported in and out of the classroom by the world's leading online education provider MHDPro.com & MHDAcademy.com.

      This Level 4 award is suitable for people who have taken level 3 qualifications or have been working in industry and are looking to accredit their skills and knowledge. Successful completion of this course could lead to employment as a senior stylist within a professional salon environment or towards a City & Guilds VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (3002/66).

      Note: You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration and an online multiple choice exam. Students are required to supply models for the practical assessments.

      UNITS DELIVERED

      NO. DESCRIPTION
      302 Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
      410 Hair Colour Correction

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 11 DAYS
      Week 1
      Sunday 09.00 - 18.00
      Monday 09.00 - 18.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 18.00
      Week 2
      Saturday 09.00 - 18.00
      Sunday 09.00 - 18.00
      Monday 09.00 - 18.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Wednesday 09.00 - 18.00
      Thursday 09.00 - 18.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      Blow dryer, Round brushes (various sizes) x4, Colour correction training head x1, Scissors, Cutting combs, Sectioning clips, Detangling comb, Seven row styling brush, Dressing out comb, Small silver sectioning clips, Hair dividers, Training heads x2, Metal pintail comb, Vent brush, Paddle brush, Water spray & Plastic pintail comb

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

    • Open

      KeraStraight Product Training

      Duration: Full-time 4 Hours
      Qualification no: GGPC/02
      Cost: 2,120.00

      OVERVIEW

      This course is for those looking to enhance their skill set with the World's leading in-salon semi-permanent hair repair, straightening and smoothing system KeraStraight.

      The system that provides unrivalled condition, strength and shine to the hair. Previous experience in hairdressing is necessary; this course is suitable to stylists already working in a salon looking to advance their career.

      Successful completion of this course will enhance your skills and service offerings and increase your employability within a professional salon environment.

      SKILLS TAUGHT

      1. Introduction to KeraStraight
      2. The Science
      3. Health & Safety
      4. Consultation Skills
      5. Advantages
      6. Application Technique Practical and Theory
      7. Personalising the Service
      8. Retail and After Care Advice

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 4 HOURS
      Wednesday 09.00 - 13.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      WHATS INCLUDED: KeraStraight Ultimate Treatment, Pre Treatment Cleanser, Pre Treatment Spray, Moisture Lock, Straight Maintain shampoo 250ml, Straight Maintain Conditioner 250ml, Moisture Mask 100ml, Protein Mask 100ml, KS Titanium Iron, KS Easy Comb, KS Bowl and brush, KS Paddle Brush, Carbon Comb, KS Shark Clips, Step by Step DVD, KeraStraight Manual, Training Work-book, A4 Step by Step, Intense Boost Step by Step, Ultimate oil brochure & KS Style Brochure

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

    • Open

      Bespoke Training & Coaching

      Duration: Bespoke
      Qualification no: GGBS/01
      Cost: POA

      OVERVIEW

      Gloss Bespoke Training are packages of training targeted especially to meet the needs of your business. We will explore with you the best ways of meeting your objectives and ensure that the training you receive is relevant and improves the performance of your team.

      Our bespoke training package means your team can cover as much ground as possible in the time allocated, the content can be picked from several disciplines, they can gain skills for bespoke salon services and they receive focused attention from our trainers. We work with you to:

      - Design training solutions that are tailor-made to the needs of your team
      - Deliver these solutions in the context that best meets your business and how it operates
      - Engage, stimulate and change how your employees service and communicate with their clients

      Our bespoke training caters for up to 8 team members and can be delivered on your premises or in the Gloss Academy. We recommend that all individuals that participate in the training are already working as a junior stylists, stylist or senior stylist. Successful completion of this course can be used as credit towards the VRQ Level 2 and 3 Awards and Diplomas.

      SKILLS TAUGHT

      1. Classic Skills and/or, Contemporary Skills and/or, Advanced Skills
      2. Looks - Long Hair and/or, Mid Length and/or, Short and/or, Salon Related and/or, Inspirational
      3. Cutting
      4. Colouring
      5. Dressing of Hair
      6. Treatments
      7. Hair Extensions

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION BESPOKE
      Sunday 09.00 - 17.00
      Monday 09.00 - 17.00
      Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      Scissors, Cutting combs, Detangling comb, Metal pintail comb, Plastic pintail comb, Dressing out comb, 4 round brushes (various sizes), 7 row styling brush, Vent brush, Paddle brush, Water spray, Sectioning clips, Hair dividers, Small silver sectioning clips, Blow dryer & 2 training heads

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

    • Open

      Professional Development

      Duration: Full-time 3 Hours
      Qualification no: GGSC/03
      Cost: Free

      OVERVIEW

      This free 3-hour seminar is perfect for anyone who wants to progress and build their skills and become the best hairdresser they can be. Following the seminar you will be able to fully harness the power of the world's biggest free online hairdressing training resource MHDAcademy.com to rapidly grow your skills in your own time and at your own pace. MHDAcademy.com can be used in the salon or at home and can be used by individual hairdressers, or incorporated into your salon training sessions.

      To take part in this unique seminar, you need to be a hairdresser or salon manager looking to grow your skills, build a busy column or develop your business.

      The course is held at the Gloss Academy. The course is supported in and out of the classroom by the world's leading online CPD provider MyHairDressers.com.

      Successful completion of this course will provide you with the tools you need to improve your skills independently with the use of MyHairDressers.com. Improving your skills will help you to grow your business or client list, provide exceptional service and inspire you and your clients.

      SKILLS TAUGHT

      1. How to build your professional development plan
      2. How to use MHDAcademy.com to undergo CPD
      3. See-do-stop check
      4. How to evaluate your learning

      FULL-TIME TIMETABLE

      DURATION 3 HOURS
      Tuesday 18.00 - 21.00

      EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

      For further information or to book this course, please contact Gloss Academy on +971 4 321 6588 or email admin@gloss.global

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