Barbering - Level 2 Diploma


About the course

Would you like a career as an employed and/or self-employed barber? If so, this course is for you.

As well as a keen interest in barbering, you will need good communication skills and a good level of spoken and written English.

You will develop the practical skills you need to work effectively as a junior barber, including shampooing and conditioning hair, basic haircuts, blow-drying and finishing, cutting facial hair to shape, and creating basic patterns in hair.

You will also learn about conducting client consultations and health and safety.

You will be assessed on the practical work that you do in the salon, as well as through observations, online tests, assignments and oral questioning. You will also complete an ePortfolio.

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Graduate Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.

As well as preparing you for employment as a junior barber, you may also choose to further develop your knowledge and skills with a Level 3 qualification.

Further Information 1

You may need to pay for a kit and uniform.

My tutor has been very inspirational as she has worked in the industry

Simone Alalade-Bobb

Simone Alalade-Bobb

Subjects: NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Destination: University of Bedford to study Beauty and Spa Management Business Honours

Simone Alalade-Bobb has made it to the University of Bedford to study Beauty and Spa Management Business Honours. She plans after her degree to work on cruise ships using her skills in the Caribbean.

She said: "The course has really changed my life as when I was in school I was not interested in a lot of the subjects but I really enjoy this area. The teachers in the whole department are very inspirational as they have worked in the industry. I would recommend that you come and study here whether that is in hairdressing or beauty."

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11 September 2018

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Level 2
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