Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 2 Diploma in Barbering - Sandwell College

Full Time

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering VRQ


1 year

Central Campus


Course summary

This Level 2 Diploma in Barbering is a main qualification for school leavers or adult learners who wish to pursue a career in barbering. Once qualified you are able to start work as a first year improver in a barber salon.

Course requirements

You will need GCSE Grade 3 or above in English and Maths, or ESOL or Functional Skills at Level 1.

This course is funded for 16-18 year-olds, and may be funded for adult learners in receipt of benefits, or adults who do not hold a Level 2 qualification.

Welfare support is also available for help purchasing kits if you meet the eligibility criteria.

You will develop the following skills:

  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Follow Health and Safety Practice
  • Client Consultation
  • Shampoo and Condition Hair
  • Promote Products and Services
  • Cut Men’s Hair
  • Cut Facial Hair
  • Colour and Lighten Hair
  • Styling Men’s Hair
  • Scalp Massage
  • Provide Threading Services

This Level 2 Diploma in Barbering course includes 3 practical sessions per week, plus 3 days per week of 3-hour theory sessions.

Assessments will be formative and summative through theory and practical sessions.

On successful completion of this Level 2 Diploma in Barbering course you can progress to a Level 3 Hairdressing or Barbering qualification.

Career routes include employment as a qualified barber in salons or cruise ships. You could also become self-employed or work in the retail sector as a product brand representative. Alternatively, you could work as a trainer/educator assessing and/or teaching.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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