This course will ensure you are prepared for working in a customer based, fast paced environment. You will develop your barbering skills in our on-site salon, and get hands-on experience of working with real clients.
This Level 2 course is aimed at those who are new to hairdressing, or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry through employment.
You will undertake the appropriate forms of theoretical and practical study to develop the skills required to work in the barbering industry. This will include practising your skills in our on-site salon, and organising an external placement.
You will study the following units:
- Advise and consult with clients
- Shampoo and condition hair
- Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
- Cut men’s hair using basic hairdressing techniques
- Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
- Dry and finish hair
- Create basic outlines and detailing in hair.
Optional units include:
- Perming hair
- Colour men’s hair.
Average number of hours per week
10.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-4pm, 4pm-5pm
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
Teaching & assessment
Assessment is through observation of practical performance, oral questioning and written tests.
Maths and English
If you are aged between 16-18 studying this course you will be required to study further maths and English if you have not accured the below grades. 19+ learners can opt to not do them if they choose to, additionally Maths and English skills will be developed through your course as there’s are key skills you will need to gain employment.
Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university. If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills to enhance your maths and English skills. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.This is only compulsory on the Modern Apprenticeship Programme.
Barbers are required to have basic maths and English skills to work in the industry. English is used to ensure manufacturer's instructions for products and risk assessments are fully understood – this is vital for following Health and Safety regulations. It is important to learn and understand new terminology when completing in-depth treatment consultation forms with paying clients. In this customer focused industry, communication skills are essential for providing excellent customer service. Maths will be used in most reception duties, including: working out appointment times, calculating monetary takings, and working out discounts. Percentages will also be used when preparing products for treatments.
This course is taught by industry experts, and offers learners the opportunity to enter regional and national hairdressing and barbering competitions. Visit AHT and Wella for more information and details on professional products.
You will be able to practice your skills and raise your profile with competitions. Visit AHT
for more information.
for hairdressing resources, such as video tutorials.
To browse professional hairdressing products, visit Wella
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You will need to purchase some of the following:
- Gents uniform £32.00 - you must also wear black shoes.
- Ladies tunic and trouser £48.00 - you must also wear black shoes.
- Ladies dress £35.00 - you must also wear tights and black shoes.
- Kit cost £60.00 without scissors and £75.75 with scissors.
You will attend a one-to-one interview where you will discuss the course.
You will be required to do a mandatory skills test to assess your suitably to the course.