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Barbering Diploma level 2

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Barbering Diploma level 2
Code C3856
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This qualification aims to provide you with a range of technical practical skills and theory, which will equip you to progress on to the level 3 Barbering course. You don�t need any previous knowledge or experience to start this qualification. On this course you will learn all of the technical skills and knowledge needed to work as a junior Barber, including colouring, cutting, beards, moustaches and styling services. Barbering services provide a range of opportunities in an exciting sector, which is growing in popularity. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 (C) or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme. Please note the course is full for this academic year, so we cannot accept applications for 2020/21


This is a one year course where you will learn all the aspects of barbering, to enable you to progress in a career in this industry, including: 1. Health and Safety aspects of barbering 2. Consultation 3. Shampoo, conditioning and treating the hair and scalp 4. Scalp massage 5. Cutting men's hair 6. Styling men's hair 7. Cutting beards and moustaches 8. Colouring men's hair 9. Creating an Image based on a Theme You may also take functional skills or GCSE qualifications in English and maths. You will also need to undertake a minimum of 36 hours of work experience in a hairdressing salon, during the course.

How will it be delivered?

To gain this qualification you must successfully achieve the following assessments: Online theory exams and practical assessments for each unit, which you will carry out in the college salon. The typical exam brief will require candidates to provide a variety of hairdressing services to a number of clients within a commercially viable time. This will require students to use consultation techniques to identify client requirements and build a professional rapport. Candidates who fail any theory or practical assessments will have the opportunity to resit them.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.

Your next steps...

This level 2 technical certificate for barbering services aims to provide you with a range of essential technical practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek progression onto employment as a Junior Barber. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be qualified to work in a number of employment destinations or progress in education such as, level 3 barbering, barbershop stylist and level 2 hairdressing.



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