Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Courses - Birmingham & Black Country - Sandwell College

Full Time

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering


1 year

Central Campus


Course summary

This 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

The 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 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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