Intermediate Apprenticeship in Barbering (Level 2)

  • This apprenticeship is delivered initially within the College in one of the well-equipped salons (usually on a day release basis) where the apprentice is able to access excellent resources to develop their practice.  Assessments of competence are completed within the employer’s premises.
  • The delivery team are vocationally expert and are able to share their knowledge and experience of excellent practice.  Further specialist training by external experts is incorporated into the delivery to ensure best practice.
  • The apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a dedicated Instructor/Trainer.  The Instructor/Trainer will liaise with the employer to ensure that the progress of the apprenticeship is maintained.  In addition, the apprentice will utilise the support tools within the electronic mapping and tracking tool that the College utilises

Course Content

  • NVQ Diploma in Babering Level 2
  • Functional Skills Math Level 1 (if required)
  • Functional Skills English Level 1 (if required)


Mandatory units include:

  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish men’s hair

In addition you will select these optional units to tailor the Apprenticeship to the requirements of your company:

  • Create basic patterns in hair
  • Change men’s hair colour
  • Change men’s hair colour
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Fulfil salon reception duties

Entry Requirements

There are no entry conditions for this Apprenticeship framework. However, many employers require good (A*-C) GCSE passes in English and Maths.

Progression Opportunities

Apprentices will have the opportunity to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing(Level 3)

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Key Facts



Course Duration:

12 - 18 Months