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Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies

This course is designed to prepare you for a career as an employed and/or self-employed men's hairdresser.

You'll learn how to shampoo and condition the hair, scalp, cut and style men's hair as well as how to cut facial hair.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Following health and safety practice in the salon
  • Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp
  • Promoting products and services to clients in a salon
  • Cutting men's hair
  • Cutting facial hair
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Displaying stock to promote sales in a salon
  • Styling men's hair
  • Salon reception duties

How is it assessed?

You will be continuously assessed throughout the course and are required to complete your assessments on a commercial client (paying customer). At the start of your course, you will practice the skills on friends and family members, following this, you will be required to bring clients in for your assessments. You will build a portfolio of evidence which will be submitted for verification.

Attendance is compulsory on this course as all of the units are carried out within the first term. Attending all units will help you to achieve in your exams.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You will need four GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving your qualifications in English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Students who complete this course are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.

There's a wide range of career opportunities as a junior men's hairdresser within:

  • Commercial barber shops/salons
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Television, film, theatre and media
  • Cruise liners
  • Armed services
  • HM Prison Service

Students will also have the opportunity to develop their skills further by undertaking specialist qualifications at level 3, including:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Barbering (QCF)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Studies (QCF)

Additional Information

As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform (tunic), which will be worn with black trousers or a skirt and a full black shoe. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for a bursary to cover these costs.

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