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Diploma in Barbering Level Two (standalone)

The units in this qualification focus on the essential skills that you as a learner need to develop as a barber.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Hair
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 52
Start: Flexible
Exam: £1200
The Roundhouse

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Course Information for Students

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:

  • 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

This course will be delivered on-site.

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. 

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


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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Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Hairdressers and Barbers


Hairdressers and Barbers

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors


Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 1, 2023 1:30 pm