Hair and Beauty

Barbering Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course commences in September 2019 and runs for one year.

Entry requirements
  • You will require two GCSEs at grade 3/D or above plus English at grade 4 or above
  • or Level 1 Hairdressing (NVQ)
You will achieve

You will achieve Barbering Level 2.

Last updated: 19th September 2018

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

Course themes:

  • Shampoo, condition and treat hair and scalp
  • Cut using basic barbering techniques
  • Dry and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Create basic outlines and detailing

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

How will I be assessed?

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 assessment purposes.

What equipment will I need?

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

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

Further study in Hairdressing.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

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.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

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

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

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

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.



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

Barbering Level 2 Full-time