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Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

Certificate in Barbering Level 2 - G132

Conway Park Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of men's hairdressing as a junior unisex hairdresser. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific role of a junior unisex hairdresser.

Course Details

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering is a vocational qualification that has been designed to develop barbering skills to a high level of occupational ability and will prepare you to enter the men's hairdressing sector as a unisex hairdresser. This qualification includes the units to prepare you to work effectively as a junior unisex hairdresser, including: client consultation for hair services, cutting men's hair, cutting facial hair and following health and safety in the salon. This qualification will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to advise and consult with men on the type of hair cut 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.

Entry Guidelines

Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Hairdressing and Barbering. This will be studied and completed during induction week. If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

You will need to wear a uniform, which consists of black tailored trousers (no leggings or jeans) and a black branded T-shirt. The T Shirt with white barber branding on the back is £6.50. You must wear all black closed in shoes. You will also be required to buy a kit so you can practice your skills at home as the kit contains all you will need including PPE Apron cost of £239.40 which will be delivered to your home address delivery included. This will be discussed at interview.

Assessment Method
  • Witness statements
  • Audio-visual media
  • Observed work
  • Written & Oral questions
  • Externally set exams
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
Additional Information

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) in english and maths (grade 4 and above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
Where can I progress to?

Level 2 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing New Level 3 Certificate in Barbering Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

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Starting 1st September 2021 - Ending - 24th June 2022

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If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

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