Barbering Apprenticeship

Qualification: Intermediate
Level 2

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About the course

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in barbering. In addition to barber shops and unisex hair salons, employers can range from the film or television industries, luxury cruise ships, hotels and in the exciting world of fashion.


What you will learn

As an apprentice you will qualify to cut, colour and shape their client’s hair to create the style requested. In addition you will develop their communication skills – an essential requirement to the service industry.

Typical duties will include:

  • Shampoo and Conditioning
  • Drying and Finishing hair
  • Cutting Facial Hair
Learning style

As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.


Training at City College will give you a huge advantage as you will learn in our purpose built hair and beauty salon, Kudos. You will learn with industry standard equipment working under supervision with real, paying clients to give you a wealth of experience.

Entry requirements

No previous qualifications are required and a full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. Those wishing to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship will require GCSEs A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent) or demonstrate, through the assessment process, that you are able to achieve this.

Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
12/09/17 1 year Main
What next?
  • Junior Barber
Additional information

You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.

Employer Information

Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.

Apprentices will also be assigned an Apprenticeship Co-ordinator, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.