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About the course

The Level 2 NVQ in Barbering is an evening course designed for learners ages 19+. This qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a barber. Throughout this qualification you will ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety, advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, cut hair using basic barbering techniques, cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques, basic perming services and dry and finish men's hair.

Entry requirements

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE 19+

 

Entry by interview. Applicants will have completed Level 1 in Barbering but we will also consider students who have achieved Grade C (4) and above in English and Maths and minimum of one other at Grade C and above. Successful applicants may be required to have current or planned experience working in a salon environment. Some of the products used in the hairdressing and beauty industry contain nuts and therefore this occupation may not be suitable for those people with an allergy to nuts.


Qualifications

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering 

What you'll learn (core modules)

The following units will be covered:

 

  • Cross unit knowledge

  • 205 – Advise and consult with clients

  • 206 – Shampoo, Condition and treat the hair and scalp

  • 207 – Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work

  • 214 – Cut men's hair using basic techniques

  • 215 – Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques

  • 216 – Dry and finish men's hair

  • 217 – Create basic outlines and detailing in hair

  • 209 – Perm and neutralise hair

 

Each unit will be practically assessed whilst learners work on paying clients in the salon session, during which they will be supervised and supported throughout. Oral assessment is also used to support practical and written evidence.

 

Each unit will have a written test paper to confirm understanding of the theory knowledge.

 

Learners will be assured of any learning and personal support they require.

 

Organised trips and visiting speakers are part of the course and are relevant to the hairdressing industry; they provide enrichment and inspiration for the learner's chosen profession.

 

Learners will be required to provide models for assessments throughout the year.

How will I be assessed?

Each unit will require multiple practical observations which must be completed under supervision on live models. These cover skills and professional behaviours of a barber. 

 

Each unit will have a written test paper to confirm understanding of the theory knowledge.

 

Learners will be required to provide models for assessments throughout the year.

 

All Assessments must be completed to gain the qualification. 

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

The Academy of Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty Therapy and Make-up Artistry at West Suffolk College Main Campus 

 

The lessons will be delivered in the training salons. 

Where will this course take me?

Learners may progress on to the Level 3 Technical Diploma after successful completion of this course. Once learners have achieved their level 3 qualifications, they may have the option of doing a Degree in Salon Management.

How much will it cost?

The cost of the course is £1500

 

For Kit and uniform allow approximately £400 - £500

If you need help with funding

Any student over the age of 19 will need to pay full costs unless they are in receipt of benefits, the Student Welfare department will be able to help you with this application.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Apply on line and complete the application form, you will be called in to the college to interview with a member of the team who will give you more detail about the programme an help you enrol onto the course.

Days & times

Date(s) to be confirmed

Course price

£1500.00

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