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. Students who are 16-18 years of age will be required to study maths and English as part of this study programme.
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.
- Follow health and safety practice in the salon
- Client consultation for hair services
- Cut facial hair
- Cut men's hair
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. It is advisable to secure work experience in a barbers.
Progression & Career Opportunities
You can progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing or further study in the world of barbering such as wet shaving or Level 3 Barbering. Many of our students find employment after completion of 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.