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Level 2 Diploma in Barbering


Hair and Beauty

Study Mode

Full Time

Start Date



1 year

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Course Overview

Are you ready to kickstart your career in Barbering? This Level 2 course will give you a solid foundation in essential barbering skills and knowledge. You’ll learn and work in the Aspire Academy of Hair and Beauty, the College’s own salon located at our Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury campuses. The salons feature professional products and industry-standard equipment; you’ll experience a realistic and immersive working environment while being fully supported by our experienced lecturers. In our salons you will work with members of the general public who are paying clients, giving you an incredible insight into the real world of work – both on reception and in the salon itself.

What will I learn?

While on this course, you’ll learn a wide range of practical topics that you’ll use throughout your career in barbering. This includes:

· Working in the industry
· Follow health and safety in the salon
· Client consultation
· Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
· Promote products and services
· Cut men’s hair
· Cut facial hair
· Colour and lighten hair
· Perm and neutralise hair
· Styling men’s hair
· Create an image based on a theme

The hairdressing/barbering department works with local employers to enrich your experience on the course. You will participate in structured work experience or work placements within their businesses, as well as exciting and unique lectures on specialist topics given by industry experts.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

To achieve this qualification, you must successfully complete the following assessments:

- Externally set online tests for each unit set
- A range of practical assessments for each unit

A minimum of three hours per week of home study is required and 60 hours of work experience. You will be assessed while working on clients in the Aspire salons throughout the duration of the course. The final qualification is a Level 2 Diploma in Barbering.

Entry Requirements

- 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and maths, or Level 1 Hair and Beauty.
- A good reference.
- A good record of attendance.
- An interview.

Additional Costs and Information

You will need a uniform and kit for this course – this will be discussed at your interview. In cases of financial hardship, funds may be available to help with the cost of this. We also arrange educational activities and competitions as part of the course, which may incur an additional cost.

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