The Level 2 Barbering Diploma is ideal for those looking to qualify as a professional barber in this highly exciting industry. Providing the skills and confidence needed to work both in a salon and freelance, the course covers ten modules, ranging from cutting and styling to health and safety and promotion.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
As a learner on the Level 2 Barbering Diploma, you will study:
Health & Safety practice in the salon
Working in the industry
Shampooing and conditioning hair and scalp
Cutting men’s hair
Cutting facial hair
Styling men’s hair
Creating an image
Promoting and displaying stock
The art of colour
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
You will learn your craft in our on-site, industry standard Barbershop, furnished with 14 barbers chairs and bespoke work stations, where you will perfect your skills on paying customers! In order to advance your professional practice you will also work with models throughout your programme, for practice and assessment purposes. Models will be a mixture of Barbershop customers and also your friends and relatives.
As a Diploma learner you will also develop promotional material to generate a customer base.
You won’t be required to purchase a specific uniform but as our Barbershop reflects industry practice, you will be required to wear all-black whilst in the Barbershop.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
You will build a portfolio based upon practical assessments and written work. You will have a number of written exams which are multiple choice and completed online. You will be encouraged to complete your practical skills on models.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
In order to develop your technical skills you will be required to purchase professional equipment. The college recognises that a financial outlay can be worrying to some but did you know that you may be entitled to financial support from the college bursary. Full details of required kit will be provided on your first day.
To find out more, watch this short video from tutor Julie:
You must have a keen interest in Barbering. No prior experience is required but candidates will be interviewed for this course. English GCSE (or equivalent) at grade 4 (C) or above is required.