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Level: 2

Location: Workplace

Years: 2

Weeks: 104

Hours:

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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

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Course Summary

Route 2 - Barbering skills

The apprentice will be able to competently:

The apprentice will know and understand: 

Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

Use products and tools, use shampoo, tonics and conditioning products

How shampoos, tonics and conditioning products affect the hair and scalp, and the various effects of conditioning treatments

Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks

Use a range of cutting techniques including club cutting, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, outlining, freehand, layering, graduating, texturising, and razor cutting. Create a range of looks and neckline shapes to include flat top, and uniform layer neckline shapes: square, tapered, skin fade, and full neck line

How and when to use different cutting techniques and relevant tools and the effects achieved, weight distribution and working with the natural growth patterns of the hair, cutting angles and resulting weight distribution, balance and the degree of graduation

Style and finish men’s hair

Use styling tools and equipment, blow dry, and finger dry

Current techniques for drying and finishing hair, drying and finishing products, tools and equipment available for drying and finishing men’s hair

Cut facial hair into shape

Design and create full beard, partial beard and moustache, identify factors likely to influence the service, establish and follow the cutting guideline(s) to achieve the required effect, ensure the finished look is even, symmetrical and balanced in relation to the client’s facial contours

How to create and follow a guideline for tapered beard lines, beard outlines and moustaches, how to cut different facial hair shapes using cutting techniques, beard and moustache shapes that do not require the use of razors, and create outline and detailing design in hair

Shaving services

Prepare the hair and skin for shaving, products, tools and equipment, full shave and partial shave including hot towels, lathering products, face massage, and finishing products

The types of blades available, lathering products, the structure and function of the skin, the scalp and facial skin disorders commonly affecting men, lathering and the function it performs on the skin, in-growing hairs, and the effect of heat on the hair and skin. The use of Personal Protective Equipment.


 

 
 

You will work towards an End-Point Assessment and complete Maths and English at Level 1. 

College attendance is on a Monday. 

 

Entry requirements

You should be employed for 30 hours or more in a barbering shop which has facilities for wet shaving.  

You should be keen to pursue a career in barbering.

Course Content

Route 2 - Barbering skills

The apprentice will be able to competently:

The apprentice will know and understand: 

Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

Use products and tools, use shampoo, tonics and conditioning products

How shampoos, tonics and conditioning products affect the hair and scalp, and the various effects of conditioning treatments

Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks

Use a range of cutting techniques including club cutting, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, outlining, freehand, layering, graduating, texturising, and razor cutting. Create a range of looks and neckline shapes to include flat top, and uniform layer neckline shapes: square, tapered, skin fade, and full neck line

How and when to use different cutting techniques and relevant tools and the effects achieved, weight distribution and working with the natural growth patterns of the hair, cutting angles and resulting weight distribution, balance and the degree of graduation

Style and finish men’s hair

Use styling tools and equipment, blow dry, and finger dry

Current techniques for drying and finishing hair, drying and finishing products, tools and equipment available for drying and finishing men’s hair

Cut facial hair into shape

Design and create full beard, partial beard and moustache, identify factors likely to influence the service, establish and follow the cutting guideline(s) to achieve the required effect, ensure the finished look is even, symmetrical and balanced in relation to the client’s facial contours

How to create and follow a guideline for tapered beard lines, beard outlines and moustaches, how to cut different facial hair shapes using cutting techniques, beard and moustache shapes that do not require the use of razors, and create outline and detailing design in hair

Shaving services

Prepare the hair and skin for shaving, products, tools and equipment, full shave and partial shave including hot towels, lathering products, face massage, and finishing products

The types of blades available, lathering products, the structure and function of the skin, the scalp and facial skin disorders commonly affecting men, lathering and the function it performs on the skin, in-growing hairs, and the effect of heat on the hair and skin. The use of Personal Protective Equipment.

You will take Level 1 Maths and English but you will also need to sit an 'uplift' for Level 2.

End point assessment observation and a professional discussion 

How will I be assessed?

  • Observations
  • Questioning 
  • Assignments 
  • Products of work 

You will be assigned an assessor who will support you throughout the course. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

If you are over 18, the employer will pay £1400.

You will need equipment for barbering. 

What can I do after this course?

You can advance to Level 3 qualifications. 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** 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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