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Bar­ber­ing (Lev­el 2 City & Guilds Cer­tifi­cate) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you would like to gain a working knowledge of men’s styling and work towards a career in industry.

You’ll learn a range of skills to set you up for a career in barbering, including initial consultations with clients, shampooing, conditioning and cutting techniques.

You’ll also cover cutting facial hair, and how to dry and finish men’s hair.

You can expect practical learning, in our brand new salon at Adams.

Optional units could include creating patterns in hair, colouring, or additional important skills such as reception duties and promoting additional services.

How to apply for this course

Apply online now to start this course in 2022/23.

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Location Date
14-16 Wheeler Gate

Start: Monday 5th September 2022

Course code: C036109 / Q036110


Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate in Barbering


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English Language and maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above.

Teaching & assessment

Continual assessment of practical and written and oral testing of theory.


Choose to follow with further units at Level 2 to build a full qualification in Hairdressing, or complete an apprenticeship within a salon.

Additional information

You will need to purchase kit and a uniform. Costs for these can be discussed at interview.

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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