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.
You should be working in a barbers on a voluntary or employed basis.
The student will understand:
The student will be able to:
The following are acceptable forms of portfolio evidence and the most appropriate forms will be selected for each unit:
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.
This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as a:
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.