Barbering Level 2

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 4 GCSEs grade A*/9 - D/3 including English and maths.

What will I learn?

Over the course of the year our professional and experienced tutors will give you a thorough understanding of all the required elements you need to start your career as a barber. You will practise cutting techniques with scissors and clippers, learn how to carry out an effective client consultation, you will shampoo and condition hair, blow-dry and apply finishing products, cut and sculpt facial hair, and learn about health and safety in the salon environment.

Learning is very hands on and will be carried out in our fully-equipped commercial salon at our Station Plaza campus.

Units covered during the year include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Basic cutting techniques
  • Blow-dry and finishing
  • Cutting facial hair
  • Client consultation

You may also choose to study a range of optional units to develop your learning further:

  • Changing men's hair colour
  • Creating basic patterns in hair
  • Perming
  • Reception duties
  • Promoting products and services to clients

By the end of the course you will have developed all the skills you need to become employed or self-employed as a junior barber.

During the course you will develop all the skills you need to become employed or self-employed as a junior barber.

What could I progress on to?

There are a number of career opportunities available to you after completing the course. You many find a number of opportunities in a variety of contexts, including in Commercial barber shop/salon, self-employed, or working in television, film, theatre and media.

There may be additional costs for materials/exams.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 14983
    Course name C&G Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering 3002-62
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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