Barbering Level 2

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

The Barbering course will provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge, that will prepare you when looking for employment or further training in the industry. We will develop your skills from basic to an advanced level through a variety of techniques.

Underpinning the qualification, will be the development of a sound knowledge of monitoring health and safety while working in the barbering industry.

During the course, you will develop a wide range of practical skills and knowledge that will support your development. These include: 

Level 2 Units

  • Health & safety in the salon
  • Consultation
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Styling men's hair
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Cut men's hair using basic techniques
  • The art of colouring hair
  • Provide scalp massage services
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Display stock to promote sales in a salon
  • Salon reception duties
  • Working with others in the hair sector

Level 3 Units

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Cut men's hair to create a variety of looks
  • Cut facial hair to create a variety of looks

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by completing a combination of practical assessments, end of unit exams and assignments.

You will need to purchase a kit and uniform to complete the course.

What do I need?

English and maths at grade 4 (grade D) and you need to have a keen interest in the hairdressing and barbering industry, along with a successful interview.

Where can it take me?

You could further develop your portfolio with the full time Level 2 Hairdressing apprenticeship.

You might also consider employment in a barbering salon, become a freelance barber or working abroad, for example, on a cruise liner.

Additional information

You will require a work placement in the barbering industry for one – two days a week to gain work experience and develop your practical and employability skills. It is also compulsory that you participate in attending the latest trade exhibitions where you can get up to the minute tips, demonstrations and equipment. Enrichment visits e.g., Salvation Army, guest speakers and top professionals from the industry will help to motivate and inspire you. Educational visits will enable you to network and find out about the latest information and current trends in the industry.

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