Hair and Beauty

Diploma in Barbering, Level 2

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?

Course overview

Are you interested in pursuing a career in barbering? Do you have a passion for learning about barbering and developing new skills? This course is designed for 19+ learners and balances theory with some great hands-on experience. At one of our onsite salons you will learn how to complete client consultation, shampooing and conditioning the hair, basic cutting (including facial hair), dressing and finishing the hair, basic cutting and colouring techniques. You will carry out reception duties, offer advice to customers and promote products and services to clients

Entry requirements

Entry onto this qualification is via attainment of a Level 1qualification in barbering/ hairdressing and /or a successful interview

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is progressive and unit based involving both practical and written assessments with credit being given for skills as they are practiced within the onsite salons. The qualification that is achieved on this course is NVQ level 2 barbering, which is validated by the awarding body VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust).

What can I do next

At the end of the qualification you can further develop your knowledge and skills by undertaking a level 3 barbering qualification or progress into a career as a junior barber in various contexts such as commercial barbers and salons, independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based