This qualification has been designed to prepare you for employment as a Barber. You will be trained in different men's hair techniques and work on external clients to gain real life barbering experience which is a great opportunity to build confidence and skills.
What will I learn?
This is a practical based course and you will receive ongoing assessment on your practical skills. There will be theory which underpins the practical knowledge.
- Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
- Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
- Dry hair to shape to create finished looks for men
- Change hair colour using basic techniques
How will I be assessed?
You will carry out a range of practical assessments within a commercial salon environment. You will collate theoretical evidence in the form of assignments, projects, tests, quizzes, demonstrations and presentations.
Potential students will be required to attend an interview and complete a skills test prior to enrolment. You will also be required to have work placement or apprenticeship in a barbering establishment and a satisfactory employer reference.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Upon completion of this course you can progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or further study in the world of barbering such as wet shaving or Level 3 Barbering. Many of ours students find employment after completion on this course in various roles within a barbering establishment or as Men's Hairdresser within a salon.
You will be required to purchase a barbering kit which will include everything you need to start your career in barbering. A uniform will be required so that you are presenting a professional image at all times and a course text book will be invaluable for home study. During your year of study, there will also be opportunities to participate in workshops, trips and exhibitions.