Hair and Beauty

Barbering Level 2 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September from 5.00pm-9.00pm on Tuesday evenings. You will study for 36 weeks (6 weeks introductory course and 30 weeks Barbering course).

Entry requirements

  • You need to hold a minimum of three GCSEs at grade D/3 or above
  • You will have to undertake an initial assessment
  • You should have a genuine interest in pursuing barbering as a career
  • You are required to do home study for the theory part of the course as well as attending the evening course
  • Personal presentation plays a very important part in the process of becoming a competent barber
  • You should possess creative skills and an interest in fashion
  • You should enjoy communication with members of the general public and should have a commitment to intensive training
  • You will normally take part in an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme

You will achieve

You will achieve Level 2 in Barbering

Course overview

This course is suitable for those who wish to specialise in barbering. You will gain a thorough understanding of how to effectively deliver hair services to men. If you want to have a recognised qualification which may lead to job opportunities in the barbering industry, then this course is for you.

Course content

This is an intensive training programme. You will study the following units:

  • Health and Safety in the salon
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
  • Promote products/services to clients in a salon
  • Create an image based on a theme
  • Cut men’s hair using barbering techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Salon reception duties
  • Display stock to promote sales in the salon
  • Colour and lighten men’s hair

You will also be required to participate in compulsory in-house College competitions.

You will be assessed by continuous assessment and practical observations. You will be guided and encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning and provide male clients for training and assessments purposes.

You will be required to purchase essential barbering equipment and protective clothing. Further information will be provided at interview.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

Further study in Hairdressing e.g. Hairdressing Level 2 or Barbering Level 3.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £1,200 An introductory 6 week course must be completed at an additional cost of £85, full fee payable.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Barbering Level 2 Part-time

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