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Barbering Certificate (Day) – Level 2

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Barbering Lesson
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QD2HDBA
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Part Time
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  • Is this course for you?

    Are you aged over 19, and fancy the idea of working in the barbering industry? The level 2 certificate in barbering vocational qualification will prepare you for a career as a junior barber. You will experience working in a realistic salon environment where skills are practiced and performed on real paying clients. The course is made up of both theory and practical session, exams and assignments.

    There are no mandatory prior qualifications needed, however a good knowledge of maths and English is required.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a barber including the mandatory units which include, working in the hair industry, health and safety, client consultation, shampoo and conditioning hair. The other units that you will undertake are cutting men’s hair, cutting men’s facial hair and create an image on men’s hair.

  • Careers

    This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior barber. You will also be eligible to join the professional trade body, the Hairdressing Council as a graduate registered hairdresser/Barber. Career opportunities as a Barber exist in a variety of contexts, including:

    • Commercial salon
    • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

    Whilst this qualification’s primary purpose is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to further develop your skill base by undertaking specialist qualifications at Level 3 or sidestep into a Level 2 ladies hairdressing qualification.

    The data shows that hair and beauty is in a growth area for the next 3 years and is predicted to grow by 5%, it is predicted that 60% of that will be in the field of hair and barbering

    The average salary for a barber is £16,000 per year in England, which meets the national average. This will depend on experience, age and area.

  • Work experience

    There is no compulsory work experience on this course, however all learners benefit from some form of work experience within their chosen career

  • English and maths

    There is no compulsory maths and English sessions to this qualification, however English and maths are embedded into the qualification, and a general knowledge is needed.

  • Other important information

    There is a requirement to purchase a hairdressing kit and uniform. Uniform and kit are a compulsory requirement of the course.

    Uniform (Cost to be confirmed on enrolment)

    • Black trousers
    • Black flat shoes
    • Black tunic


    Full barbering kit (Cost to be confirmed on enrolment)

    This includes training heads, scissors, combs, clips and brushes

  • Is this course for you?

    Are you aged over 19, and fancy the idea of working in the barbering industry? The level 2 certificate in barbering vocational qualification will prepare you for a career as a junior barber. You will experience working in a realistic salon environment where skills are practiced and performed on real paying clients. The course is made up of both theory and practical session, exams and assignments.

    There are no mandatory prior qualifications needed, however a good knowledge of maths and English is required.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a barber including the mandatory units which include, working in the hair industry, health and safety, client consultation, shampoo and conditioning hair. The other units that you will undertake are cutting men’s hair, cutting men’s facial hair and create an image on men’s hair.

  • Careers

    This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior barber. You will also be eligible to join the professional trade body, the Hairdressing Council as a graduate registered hairdresser/Barber. Career opportunities as a Barber exist in a variety of contexts, including:

    • Commercial salon
    • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

    Whilst this qualification’s primary purpose is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to further develop your skill base by undertaking specialist qualifications at Level 3 or sidestep into a Level 2 ladies hairdressing qualification.

    The data shows that hair and beauty is in a growth area for the next 3 years and is predicted to grow by 5%, it is predicted that 60% of that will be in the field of hair and barbering

    The average salary for a barber is £16,000 per year in England, which meets the national average. This will depend on experience, age and area.

  • Work experience

    There is no compulsory work experience on this course, however all learners benefit from some form of work experience within their chosen career

  • English and maths

    There is no compulsory maths and English sessions to this qualification, however English and maths are embedded into the qualification, and a general knowledge is needed.

  • Other important information

    There is a requirement to purchase a hairdressing kit and uniform. Uniform and kit are a compulsory requirement of the course.

    Uniform (Cost to be confirmed on enrolment)

    • Black trousers
    • Black flat shoes
    • Black tunic


    Full barbering kit (Cost to be confirmed on enrolment)

    This includes training heads, scissors, combs, clips and brushes

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