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Level 2 Certificate in Barbering

Throughout this one-year course, you will develop the skills, knowledge and experience to become a successful, employed and/or self employed men's Hairdresser.

Based in our commercial salon, you will enhance your cutting techniques when cutting men's hair and facial hair.

You will also provide client consultations and learn how to promote products and services to commercial clients.

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:

  • Maintaining health and safety in the barbershop
  • Client consultation for barbering services
  • Creatively cutting men's hair
  • Creating facial hair designs

How is it assessed?

You will be continually assessed throughout the course, completing all of your assessments on a commercial client (paying customer). Your commercial client could be a family member or a friend.

You will also build an evidence-based portfolio of work, to capture the practical skills and experience that you have developed on your course. 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 should have four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2022), 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 visit our dedicated financial support page.

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

Once you have successfully completed this course, you could progress on to the level 3 Diploma in Barbering at our Knowsley Campus.

You are also eligible to become a graduate State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.

There are 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

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. Our recommended uniform supplier is Florence Roby. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from our recommended supplier, Dennis Williams. More information will be provided during the application process and you may be eligible for a bursary to cover these costs.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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“Being able to practise my skills on paying clients has given me the confidence to secure an apprenticeship working in a local salon.”

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Why study Hairdressing and Barbering with us?

Real Experience

Practise your skills and knowledge by cutting, colouring and styling paying customers' hair.

Extensive Courses

We have a diverse range of courses with excellent progression opportunities.

Experienced Tutors

Tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach.

Industry Competitions

Stand out from the crowd with prestigious competitions such as WorldSkills and AHT.

Creative Environment

Develop your creativity and skills in our modern, commercial hairdressing salon, The Lounge.

Latest Brands

You will work with the latest salon brands such as L’Oréal and OSMO.