Course Code
25109 18
Course Title
Level 2
1 year
Entry Requirements
4 x GCSES at grade A*-D / 9-3 including maths and English or Level 1 Hairdressing
Start Date
Days and Times

Entrance requirements

4 x GCSES at grade A*-D / 9-3 including maths and English or Level 1 Hairdressing

Course Description

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed junior barber. This qualification is based on the Level 2 Barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional association (The British Barbering Association - BBA) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior barber.

Who is the course suitable for?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group and will prepare learners for employment as a junior barber.

Course content

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior barber including: health and safety; client consultation; shampooing and conditioning hair; basic hair cuts; blowdry and finishing and cutting facial hair to shape. These units are all mandatory with several other units that are specialist, optional units added in.

Development of Maths and English

Students who have not yet achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and Maths will have to continue taking these subjects up to the age of 18, as per government requirements. At Central Bedfordshire College Students who have a D/3 in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE subjects in order to obtain at least a C/4 grade at GCSE level.

Employability Skills Development

Your lessons are held in our industry standard salons and work experience is essential. You will work on real clients in our commercial salon.

How will the course be taught?

You will be taught by a qualified and experienced hairdressers/barbers who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to deliver the course content. Once delivered you will work on fellow students and when competent progress onto clients for your practical assessments. You will also be required to complete a range of theory questions and complete a multiple choice test paper.

How will I know how well I am doing?

Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their learners on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.

Are there any additional costs?

Full uniform, shoes, kit and trips.

What course can I do next?

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council and can progress into employment.

  • Level 3 hairdressing

Where can I get further support / advice?

Please apply online and you will be invited for an interview with the subject teacher who will discuss the course fully with you.

How do I join the course?

Please apply online

Course Fees

16-18 £0.00 19-23 £967.00 24+ £967.00

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