Level 2 Diploma Barbering (part-time)

Start date(s):
14 Sep 2020
1 year
Level 2
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Study Mode:
Part Time
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Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
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Course details may be subject to change

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.

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This course aims to provide you with 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 experience.

This course will enable you to develop the following skills to allow you to work in the barbering industry:
  • Cutting mens hair
  • Cutting facial hair
  • Shampooing and blow-drying mens hair
  • Creating outlines on men's hair.


You will study the following units:
  • Advise and consult with clients - you will carry out full consultations with clients independently.
  • Shampoo and condition hair - you will carry out a pre-service shampoo and conditioning treatment on clients.
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work – you will develop your own personal needs and work as part of a team in the salon.
  • Cut men’s hair using basic hairdressing techniques - you will learn, practise and carry out a variety of popular haircutting techniques to style men’s hair.
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques – you will follow and create guidelines on the face.
  • Dry and finish hair – you will complete each look with a blow-dry or style that will complement the look.
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in hair - you will finish the look to meet the client's needs.
  • Smooth and strengthening - you will carry out the smoothing system to finish the look.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

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*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will work with your tutor to learn the relevant practical skills and theory knowledge over the duration of the course for each unit. Practical assessments will be carried out with your tutor once you feel you are ready to be assessed, these assessments will be carried out at various points in the year.

Each unit will also have assignments and/or internal and external exams. You will be required to supply your own clients and models throughout the year to work on, so that you can maximise your learning and explore your new skills.

Industry links:

You will get involved in the following:
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Role-play interviews
  • CV development sessions
  • Work placements
  • Guest speaker sessions
  • Regional and national competitions
  • Employer activities.


It is advised you undertake a relevant work placement in either a hairdressing salon or barbershop. This is not a mandatory requirement, due to the nature of the course, but would help with the development of your skills and connections within the industry.

You could progress to Level 3 Barbering (part-time) at New College Durham, or employment in the industry.

What else?

You will be able to practice your skills and raise your profile with competitions. Visit AHT for more information.

Click here for hairdressing resources, such as video tutorials.

To browse professional hairdressing products, visit Wella.
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Fees and funding

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Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a uniform and kit for your course. Information on prices for these items are detailed on the forms below.

You can purchase your uniform using the following links for:

You can purchase your kit using this form.

Interview Instructions

If you are interested in studying on this course, you can get in touch on Live Chat with any questions.

Leading up to the start of your course, you will receive a welcome letter, along with a kit form so that you can purchase the relevant equipment needed. You will also receive a phone call to discuss course commitments further.

You will be invited to attend an induction evening a week before your course starts. The induction will be with a curriculum team member - you will discuss the course and expectations in more details to ensure you are able to make an informed choice.

Entry Criteria

Please bring your GCSE grades during induction and any other qualifications relevant to your chosen course. During induction, you will undertake various theory and practical skills tests to establish your suitability to the course, as well as your problem-solving skills and ability to follow instructions.