You will be taught all of the essential skills needed in modern day barbering, including skin fading, layering, scissor over comb, creating lines and patterns in the hair, shampooing, drying and styling hair.
Sessions will be taught through a mixture of practical workshops and theory lessons, where you will be assessed by practical observations and online multiple choice exams.
You will complete the year with a nationally recognised qualification, a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering.
The units taught throughout the year are:
- Health and Safety
- Client Consultation
- Shampoo and Condition
- Dry and Finish Men's Hair
- Cutting Men's Hair
- Creating basic outlines and detailing in the hair
- Cutting Facial Hair
- Customer Service
Interview required on application, and work placement is advised.
You will be required to purchase a salon uniform (approx. GBP50) and a kit (approx. GBP177) and text book for your personal use within classes. If the cost of these items would be a challenge and you live in a low income household/ or are in financial hardship, please ask Student Services about the financial support available.
After Your Course
Other courses of interest may be Level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing, or Level 3 Barbering. Previous students have become self-employed, and even opened their own barbershops!
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2023/24 academic year.
Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:
- Have an annual salary of less than £20,319.
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit, e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit.
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/23 and are not studying at another school/college.
- Are aged 19 or over on 31/08/23 and do not already have a Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification.
- Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship.
See the Student Money pages for more information.