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:
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.