Barbering Studies Level 2 Diploma

Barbering Studies Level 2 Diploma

This is a qualification for anyone wanting to pursue a career as a barber, based on the barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS). It is recognised by the UK's leading barbering association (British Barbering Association - BBA) and hairdressing professional body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose to prepare you to become a junior barber.

During this course you will cover all the areas required in the industry, including; health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning hair; cutting hair; cutting facial hair and promoting products and services to clients in a salon. You will also complete a variety of optional units including; reception duties men’s styling.

This qualification will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to advise and consult with clients. This includes the type of haircut and facial hair shaping the way they want, but just as importantly, what is suitable for them. You will also learn how to work in a safe manner throughout the service protecting both yourself and your clients.

For general enquiries, please contact: admissions@newcollege.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

You will need GCSEs in English and Maths at grade 4/C. You will also need to complete a successful skills test and interview to confirm your suitability for the course.

Future career and study opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior Barber and enable you to progress your skills on a Level 3 course.

Career opportunities for barbers are wide-ranging, including:

  • Commercial barber shops/salons

  • Specialist African type hair barber shops/salons

  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

  • Product manufacturing and training

  • Television, film, theatre and media

  • Armed services

  • HM Prison service

  • Cruise liners

Work experience/Careers Extra

This course does not contain a specific work experience component but many of the skills you will learn are essential to employability. If needed, our Employability Team can help you find local work placements that will support the course.

Additional resources/costs

Once accepted on the course, you will need to purchase a Barbering Kit and a Barbering uniform.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other full-time course, email admissions@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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