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Hair and Beauty

Barbering Studies Level 2 Diploma Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will start September 2024 and will take 36 weeks to complete.

Entry requirements

Level 1 Hairdressing and Barbering, grade 4 or above in English, grade 2 or above in Maths.

You will achieve

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies VTCT.

Course overview

Discover excellence studying Level 2 Barbering at Barnsley College, gain hands-on-experience with the latest industry technologies and equipment in our modern salons, guided by on-trend industry experienced staff who will develop your technical skills.

Through this qualification you will develop both skills and knowledge in health and safety for both yourself, your peers and your clients. You will learn how to conduct a thorough consultation prior to starting a service and understand how the choice of shampoos and conditioners can affect the hair and scalp.

You will be able to cut basic and facial hair cuts alongside recommending products and services to your clients, you will also develop knowledge and skills in colouring hair, scalp massage, creating a total barbering look or styling hair.

Benefit from our strong industry connections, providing opportunities to work alongside barbering professionals and secure valuable placements in top salons and barber shops.

Course content

Course content

  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using barbering techniques
  • Cut facial hair
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Style hair using barbering techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

The qualification is completed and achieved through practical, coursework and on-line exams. Practical assessment is continual throughout the year, you would practice on head blocks first then need to bring in clients to be assessed. Each assessment that is passed is logged into a portfolio of evidence and once all assessments and theory tests are passed, logged into portfolio and signed by both assessor and candidate then the qualification is achieved.

You will need to buy a barbering kit, costing £354.42, and a uniform. There will be a choice of either a black tunic and black leggings/black trousers (costing £37) or a black polo t-shirt with barbering emblem (costing £10-£12) and black trousers, black flat full shoes to be worn. Trousers and black shoes to be purchased separately, leggings provided with tunic.

There is financial support for students depending on their parents total income, if applicable then you would need apply to Student Services for Learner Support Funding (LSF) funding and if granted, this would pay for the kit and uniform.

You could progress onto the Level 3 Barbering or employment in a barber shop or salon.

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.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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.

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

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 we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

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

Barbering Studies Level 2 Diploma Full-time

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