Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Course Code: P250175

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    10 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Suitable for students interested in a career in barbering/men's hairdressing.

Units include:

  • advising and consulting clients
  • creating basic outlines and detailing in hair
  • clipper maintenance
  • cutting facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • cutting men’s hair using basic techniques
  • drying and finishing men’s hair
  • hair tonics
  • health, safety and hygiene
  • shampooing, conditioning and treating the hair and scalp.

You are encouraged and supported to take part in local and national competitions, including WorldSkills. Alongside valuable work experience placements, you will also take part in a variety of voluntary and charitable activities, including Nurses Day at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Victorious Festival and community events.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English.

The course is full time, 16 hours per week over one year commencing in September.

A minimum of 90% attendance, which includes English and maths classes, must be achieved in order to ensure success on the course.

If you are aged 16-19 and achieved a 3 in maths and/or English GCSE or Level 1 Functional Skills then you will attend GCSE timetabled sessions to improve your grade. If you are aged 16-19 and achieved 2 or below in maths and/or English GCSE or Entry Level 3 Functional Skills then you will attend Functional Skills timetabled lessons. If you are aged 16-19 and achieved a 4 or above in maths you will have the opportunity to complete core maths. If you have declared a learning difficulty and are aged 19-25 the above will also apply to you. Improving your maths and English skills will help you progress further in your career.

Our salons are run as commercial businesses to improve your employability skills and some sessions will be run into the evening.

Throughout the course you will be assessed regularly against the standards set by the examining body. These assessments will be pre-arranged. You will be given written assignments to complete throughout the programme, as well as online exams. Each level covers an area of competence at a level that places it on a national framework. The framework makes qualifications easier to understand and shows how people can progress through the system.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You may choose to further develop your knowledge and skills by completing a specialist qualification at Level 3, broaden your skills and progress into women’s hairdressing or go directly into employment. Possible careers include junior men’s hairdresser/barber in a variety of contexts.

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