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Barbering (Level 2 Certificate) - Part-time

Course outline

This is a full NVQ qualification in Gents Hair cutting and styling. It provides a working knowledge in the world of Gents styling. With this qualification a new career in Gents styling could be yours.

This course is not suitable for school leavers.

The course includes:

  • Health and Safety
  • Advise and Consult with Clients
  • Shampoo
  • Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp
  • Cut Hair using Basic Barbering Techniques
  • Cut Facial Hair to Shape using Basic Techniques
  • Dry and Finish Men's Hair.

Optional units could include:

  • Create Basic Patterns in Hair
  • Change Men's Hair Colour
  • Reception Duties
  • Maintain Effectiveness at Work
  • Give Customers a Positive Impression of Yourself and Organisation
  • Promote Additional Products and Services to Customers

How to apply for this course

Apply online now for 2021/22.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
The Lace Market

Start: 21st September 2021

End: 28th June 2022

Tuition fee: £1,500

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Please see our Fee Remission page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Course code: C021756 / Q021757


Level 2 Certificate in Barbering


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including English Language and Maths*
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grade A*-D

*If you do not have both GCSE English Language and Maths at A*-D, we may accept one of them at Grade E in addition to your 4 GCSEs at A*-D.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply. You may need to complete an English and maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.

This part-time route is only available to students who are aged 19+.


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


Extra units can be taken in subsequent years to build a full NVQ Level 2 in Ladies Hairdressing.

Additional information

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

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