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.
All applicants will be required to attend an interview. 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.