Qualification: Diploma
Level 2

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About the course

This barbering course will give you the skills to be confident in cutting men's hair and facial hair. The course is a combination of practical work skills in our commercial hair and barbering salon as well as classroom based theory lessons.

Alongside theory classes you will learn practical skills in our commercial hair salon, Kudos, where you will work with real paying customers.

What you will learn
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
  • Clipper maintenance
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish men's hair
  • Hair tonics
  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Colour men's hair
  • Working effectively

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.


70% Coursework/practical - 30% exam

Entry requirements
  • 4 GCSEs grades A*-D/9-3 (including English, maths and science is preferred) OR
  • Level 2  Foundation Diploma in Hair and Beauty (including GCSE English and maths grade A*-D/9-3)

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/09/18 1 year Main
What next?
  • Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering or Hairdressing
  • Work in salons, theatres, fashion houses or on cruise ships
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Entry to industry competitions
  • Industry week activities
  • Work experience