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The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies has been designed to develop your basic skills to become a barber. Through this qualification you will develop both skills and knowledge in health and safety for both yourself, your peers and your clients.
You will learn how to conduct a thorough consultation prior to starting a service and understand how the choice of shampoos and conditioners can affect the hair and scalp.
You will be able to cut basic and facial hair cuts alongside recommending products and services to your clients.
Units that you will be studying include:
- Follow health and safety practice in the salon
- Client consultation for hair services
- Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
- Cut hair using barbering techniques
- Cut facial hair
- Promote products and services to clients in a salon
- Style hair using barbering techniques
- Perm and neutralise hair
- Provide scalp massage services
19 + years
You should have a minimum grade D/3 or above in English
If English is not your first language, you should have a Level 1 in reading, writing & listening
An interview will be required for all applicants.
You should have good communication skills, be professional, be a team player, have a good work ethic and a passion for hairdressing.
You will need to be able to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week studying and practising skills independently.
We require our students to maintain a minimum of 95% attendance throughout their course and arrive on time to sessions.
As this is a professional course, you will be required to wear a uniform and follow health and safety procedures whilst working in our salons.
Please ensure that you can commit to the times and dates of the course before accepting your offer.
Future careers include:
- Fashion hairstyling
- Media hairstyling
Internal assessment (any requirements will be shown in the unit)
Assessment is set, marked and internally quality assured by the centre to clearly demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. Assessment is sampled by VTCT external quality assurers.
External assessment (any requirements will be shown in the unit)
Externally assessed question papers completed electronically will be set and marked by VTCT. Externally assessed hard-copy question papers will be set by VTCT, marked by centre staff and sampled by VTCT external quality assurers
VTCT qualifications are assessed and quality assured by centre staff. Work will be set to improve your practical skills, knowledge and understanding. For practical elements, you will be observed by your assessor. All your work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence and cross-referenced to requirements listed in this record of assessment book
You will be required to purchase a professional kit and uniform – approx. £400 TBC
(You may be eligible for a bursary to cover these costs)
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.