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VRQ Barbering – Level 2

A perfect step-up from the Level 1 Hairdressing VRQ or the Introductory to Hairdressing & Barbering course.

35 Weeks

Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D/grade 3 or above to include Maths and English

Course Info

This course is designed for those who wish to learn the art of barbering and enable them to work as a barber in this ever increasing industry.

All learners will create an image based on a theme of their choice and have a chance to participate in the British Barbers competition.

During the course you will learn, practice and perform on paying clients a variety of barbering services whilst working towards industry services.

All learners have the opportunity to engage in one week’s work experience in barbers and are encouraged to gain more.

All learners will complete functional skills dependent on GCSE results.

Units Covered:

  • Cut Men’s Hair – including neckline and outline shapes
  • Cut Facial Hair – tapered beard line, full beard outline and moustache
  • Style Men’s Hair – various styling techniques and finishing looks, using a wide range of products
  • Colour Hair – you will learn various colouring techniques


Learn through innovative methods including demonstrations, video, podcasting and Moodle.

You will be inspired by subject specialist tutors with industry experience and by attending exhibitions.

Each term you will be set SMART targets on the units you are working towards which will be reviewed and your progress monitored.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Students must possess 4 GCSEs at grade D/grade 3 or above to include Maths and English.

All candidates will be interviewed, attend a Pre-Induction Day which will assess dexterity, literacy and numeracy and you will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment and good communication skills.