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Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

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Course Description

Are you looking to become a barber? Learn what it takes to become successful in the industry with our Barbering course.

Begin your journey by perfecting your craft in our state-of-the-art training rooms, then move onto real life clients in our Riverside Salon.

Use your flair for creativity and cultivate the skills needed to bring your ideas to life and give your customers the best experience.

Keep up to date with the everchanging world of men’s hairstyles by learning all the latest trends and new fashion within barbering.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in Rochdale Town Centre, Greater Manchester.


City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English and Maths.


Topics on this course include:

  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Client consultation
  • Cut men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Scalp massage
  • Salon reception duties

The course is a combination of practical and theory and you will be expected to work on live clients.

Work Experience

You will gain meaningful work experience whilst studying alongside the course.


This qualification gives you the skills and knowledge to work in industry or to progress onto Level 3 Barbering.

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