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Level: 2

Location: Other

Years: 1

Weeks: 52


Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

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.

Kirstie Peel

Kirstie Peel

Hair Angels helps learner Kirstie to grow in confidence

Derby College hairdressing student Kirstie Peel used to be quite shy but since gaining work experience with Hair Angels her confidence has really grown. Kirstie, who is 17 and from Chaddesden, is about to start her level 3 course at the Roundhouse but works at the Oakwood hair salon on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Since she started coming to the salon in January, Kirstie has attended the Poppies Tea Dance, helping Hair Angels to raise money for their Royal British Legion, and been to a hair show in Nottingham. She has also supported Holly Clarke, the co-owner of Hair Angels, in delivering a shampoo masterclass at Derby College.
As vice chair of the College's Hair and Beauty Employment and Skills Academy Board, Holly has helped many students like Kirstie to come out of their shell and feel more comfortable talking to clients. Holly and her business partner, Heather Edwards, have provided work experience to many College students in recent years, including six learners in the past 12 months. Kirstie, who likes colouring best, is now focusing on her level 3 and improving her skills.

Before I started my work experience through Derby College I wasn't that confident and was shy about speaking to clients.

I'm much more confident now than I was in my first year and everyone at Hair Angels has been so supportive and friendly. I'm finding it easier every day. I've really come out of myself.


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