City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma inBarbering

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This full-time programme of study will give you the skills to achieve a Barbering Level 2. You will learn skills, including cutting men’s hair, cutting facial hair, whilst exploring current and emerging trends within the Barbering Industry.

Course Content

  • Working in the hair Industry
  • Health and safety
  • Consultation
  • Shampoo and conditioning hair
  • Promoting products and services
  • Cut men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Perming hair
  • Display stock to promote sales in the salon
  • Scalp massage


This course also offers

  • Visits to national hair shows
  • Demonstrations and workshops from specialist Barbers
  • Opportunities for work experience (if you are already working in a barber shop this can be used as work experience)

Entry Requirements

  • Two GCSE’s at grade D/3 or above, one being in English or Maths, OR, a Level 1 Hairdressing diploma.

You will need to purchase a barbering kit and uniform. This can be purchased through the College as a kit at cost.

Progression Opportunities

Upon completion of this course, you can further your skills by progressing on to additional short specialist courses, or by entering the Barbering industry, self-employment as a barber or session barber, assessor or trainer.


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Key Facts



Course Duration:

1 Year

College Course Code:

  • 20/21QFG1001
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Awarding Body:

AQA / City and Guilds

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