Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

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Level 2 Diploma in Barbering:


This course will develop your practical skills in cutting men's hair along with preparing you for employment as a Barber. You will be trained in different men’s hair techniques and work on external clients in our industry standard salon to gain real life barbering experience.

This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.

What will I study?

Through projects, demonstrations and practical workshops you will learn skills in:

Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp - develop your knowledge, understanding and skill for shampooing, conditioning and treating the hair using products for a variety of hair and scalp conditions

Styling men’s hair - use a range of styling techniques to dry men’s hair to create a variety of finished looks

Cutting facial hair - develop skills to cut beards and moustaches to maintain existing shapes using scissor over comb, clippers with attachment, clipper over comb and freehand cutting techniques

Scalp massage services - learn to use appropriate massage techniques for a variety of hair and scalp conditions

Promoting products and services to clients - make suitable recommendations for services and products based on information and results of the examination of the clients hair, skin and scalp

Colouring and lightening hair - gain the knowledge and artistic skill of using hair colour to create an effect

Alongside your course you’ll study English and maths and take part in GAP work placements to develop your skills and confidence.

What can I do next?

You’ll have the skills and knowledge to join a barbers in a junior role.

You can also earn while you learn with one of our apprenticeship opportunities.

Additional entry requirements

3 GCSEs (A*-D/9-3), including English or maths, or successful completion of a relevant Level 1 programme You will also be invited to a Course Introduction Meeting.

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Course reference: 2425 (use this when contacting provider)

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Watford, WD17 3EZ


1 year


Full time


Professional or Industry specific qualification


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

More info: There are no course fees for students under the age of 19. For students who are aged above 19, fee may be payable. Price may vary depending on individual circumstances.

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