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Barbering (Level 2 Diploma) — 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 to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Stoney Street

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

End: Friday 28th June 2024

Fees shown are based on 2022/23. Fees for 2023/24 are yet to be confirmed.

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.

Tuition fee: £1,500

Course code: C021756 / Q021757


Level 2 Diploma in Barbering


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You will need:

  • To be aged 19+
  • A relevant Level 1 vocational qualification in a related field and have achieved English and Maths at grade 9-3 (A*–D) or Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths. If you do not have both GCSE English and Maths at 9-3 (A*-D), or Functional Skills, we may accept one of them at GCSE Grade E in addition to your 4 GCSEs at 9-3 (A*-D).

All students must undertake and pass a practical dexterity test prior to enrolment to ensure you are suitable for this course.

Adults who are aged 19+ with relevant industry experience but 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+.

Teaching & assessment

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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