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Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

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Course Description

Whilst pursuing your qualification in barbering, you'll learn the skills needed to succeed in this area. The qualification gives you the foundations to begin a career in barbering, or to advance in your career by gaining new skills.

This course will run for 21 weeks from 7th January 2021 on Thursday evenings, 5:30 - 9pm. The course fee is £825.


City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English and Mathematics are required to begin this course. If the required grade is not reached you will need to study these subjects alongside the course to help achieve grade C/4. This is a government requirement but also needed by many employers for any numbers of careers


You will be assessed by your tutor through practical barbering tasks and online tests or assignments. The units studied may include:

  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Cut men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Perm and neutralise hair
  • Scalp massage
  • Relax African type hair

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

Work Experience

You will have the opportunity to 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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