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Qualification: City & Guilds NVQ Diploma
Level 2

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About this course

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This part-time barbering course is for those wishing to pursue barbering as a career and will give you the opportunity to develop or update your barbering skills. It will cover techniques for basic barbering, which includes working on gents’ hair and beards, preparing the hair, using basic cutting techniques to create shape and finishing using drying techniques.

* Great news... if you're aged 19 or over and earning less than £20,319 a year (gross salary), you may not have to pay for this course. Apply online now!

Important Notice

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers. If there are too few enrolments, the College may cancel the course. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until enrolment is complete and any relevant fees are paid.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us.

Tel: 023 8048 4848

  • Health & Safety in the Salon
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Cut men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair to shape
  • Dry and finish men’s hair
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in the hair
  • Fulfill salon reception duties
  • Assist with shaving services

Practical lessons will consist of demonstrations, training, and working on models or training heads. Candidates will train until a level of competency is reached after which formal assessment will take place. This process will continue for the duration of the course.

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

You will be assessed on both practical (70%) and exams (30%).

  • Level 1 English
    NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing
  • A good standard of physical health is required as hairdressing is often physically demanding and is not suitable for some skin conditions
  • A work experience placement within a barbering or hairdressing salon while you attend this course would be beneficial
  • You will be required to evidence the highest English qualification you have achieved, or complete an online assessment to verify your current English working level
  • You will also be required to attend a College interview prior to enrolling onto the course
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
24/09/24 10:15 - 17:00 (Tue) 1 year Main campus £1,356 or £0 if eligible*
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  • Level 3 Hairdressing (via a trade test)
  • Working in a commercial salon
  • Working on a cruise ship
  • Mobile hairdresser

You will be required to pay a £30 consumable fee at the start of the course and purchase a full kit and uniform, details of which will be given at interview.

You will be expected to find models for your practical assessments who will be expected to contribute to the cost of consumables.

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