Diploma in Barbering – Level 2 (Part-time)

Study Area: 19+
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time

Course Overview

This course is ideal if you are interested in all aspects of men’s hairdressing. The qualification is highly practical and provides the skills and underpinning knowledge to practice as a barber.

This course will be of interest to people with men’s hairdressing skills or those new to the industry. You will learn new skills that will enable you to work as a Barber in this ever increasing industry.

The units are selected on the basis of relevance to the industry and the employability value and include:

  • Cut Hair Using Basic Barbering Techniques – including neck line and outline shapes
  • Cut Facial Hair to Shape Using Basic Techniques – tapered beard line, outlined beard and moustache shapes
  • Dry and Finish Man’s Hair – various styling techniques and finishing looks using a wide range of products
  • Create Basic Patterns in Hair – create patterns in the hair including curved lines to cover 25% of the head

Start Date

September 2024

6.5 hours per week

Mondays 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Students aged 16-18 must possess 4 GCSEs at grade D or grade 3 or above to include Maths and English or equivalent.

All will be interviewed and will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment and good communication skills.


On completion, you will be able to work in industry and/or progress on to the Level 3 NVQ in Barbering to further develop your skills to become a first class Barber.

Assessment Methods

The course is based on development and assessment of practical skills, underpinning knowledge which is assignment work and online tests.

Completion of assessments builds a portfolio of evidence.

Course Fees

This course is free for students age 16 – 18. For students 19+ please contact our Student Services Team on 01422 399367 for more information.

Diploma in Barbering – Level 2 (Part-time)

Study Area: 19+
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Part Time
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