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Level: 2

Location: Other

Years: 1

Weeks: 52


Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Exams (£): 1200.00**

Interview: N

Course Summary

The units in this qualification focus on the essential skills that you as a learner need to develop as a barber. The course will train you in shampooing and conditioning hair, basic cutting, consultation, and the essentials in cutting facial hair.  There is a range of challenging optional units to develop your skills further.

There will be opportunities to attend classroom delivery sessions if required.

This course is standalone only.

Entry requirements

You should be working in a barbers on a voluntary or employed basis.

Course Content


The student will understand:

  • Industry codes of practice
  • Self-management
  • Personal presentation
  • Verbal communication
  • Client care
  • Health and safety
  • Legislation and practice
  • Legal and organisational requirements


The student will be able to:

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using barbering techniques
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Provide shaving services


  • Demonstrate professionalism and a passion for the industry
  • Show a positive attitude and team working skills
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Meet organisational and industry standards of appearance
  • Adhere to professional ethics
  • Understand health and safety, legislation and practice, legal and organisational requirements
  • Deliver good customer service

How will I be assessed?

Portfolio of Evidence

The following are acceptable forms of portfolio evidence and the most appropriate forms will be selected for each unit:

  • Observation
  • Products evidence
  • Witness testimony
  • Reflective accounts
  • Professional discussion
  • Projects and assignments
  • Case studies

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are Level 2 costs of £1,200 which can be paid in instalments.

You need a laptop to access your e-portfolio and you should have barbering equipment. 


What can I do after this course?


This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as a:

  • Barbering Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Hairdressing Level 2 Apprenticeship



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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Katie Weeds

Katie Weeds

A head start in becoming a salon owner

Former hair apprentice Katie Weeds opened her own salon within a year of qualifying via Derby College – at the age of just 19. Now running the Katie Weeds 1853 Hair Design Studio in Belper, she had set her heart on launching a hairdressing business ever since taking a Saturday job in a salon.
After leaving school, she started an apprenticeship with a local hairdresser and completed her NVQs in October 2014. She praises the College’s training facilities and the supportive, encouraging staff. She also enjoyed interesting assignments such as creating styles for a 1960s avant-garde photo shoot. Given her business success so far, Katie’s long-term plan is to open more salons and then franchise the Katie Weeds name.

Taking an apprenticeship gave me the hands-on training I needed to be able to qualify as a hair stylist and open my own salon. What I love most about my job is making people feel better about themselves.


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