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Course Code
25107 23
Course Title
Level 2
1 Year(s)
Entry Requirements
Start Date
September 2023
16-18 £0.00
Funded £0.00
Non-Funded £0.00

Will the course give me what I want?

The VTCT Level 2 Barbering Diploma will provide you with an excellent foundation to your barbering training. You will study the basic elements of being a barber. This Level 2 course will provide you with the knowledge and skills for working in the barbering industry, learning the latest techniques as well as the knowledge to work in the sector.

Course content

This course will give you an introduction to several different aspects of working in the barbering sector. The units that you will cover are Health and Safety, Cutting Hair, Cutting Facial Hair, Shampoo and Condition, Client Consultation, Salon Reception and Creating basic patterns in hair.


All lessons take place at the main Kingsway campus in Dunstable

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mix of theory and practical sessions, which will take place in our modern salons.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods for each unit. There are multiple choice exams on the course. Within each unit you will complete written tasks, and complete a set number of practical assessments.

Equipment and other costs

You will need to purchase a kit. This will be used in all of your practical sessions, and is yours to keep at the end of the course. You will also be required to purchase a t-shirt and to wear suitable black trousers and black shoes for each lesson. We have a uniform shop which also contains a lot of optional items, you will be provided a link for this at the beginning of your course.

What additional work outside of college will I need to do?

You will be given short tasks to complete each week, which form the basis for your coursework.

Do I need to find a work placement? Do I need a DBS?

No, there is no work placement attached, but we will give opportunities throughout the course to put yourself into a real world scenario.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?

Level 3 Barbering, Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up, Apprenticeships.

What are the expected employment sectors for this course?

Working in a salon/spa, setting up a business, hair and beauty retail.