Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

NVQ Barbering Diploma - G117

Conway Park Part Time Level 2

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This course is suitable for those that already hold a level 2 or 3 Hairdressing qualification, aimed at those who want to pursue a career in the fast growing barbering industry.

Course Details

You will study Gents Hairdressing using different barbering techniques.

The course will include the underpinning knowledge and skills to enable you to become a competent barber. This will include:

  • Health and safety
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Client consultation
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Cut men's hair
  • Cutting facial hair, beards and moustaches
  • Styling men's hair
  • Reception
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Display stock to promote sales in a salon
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector
  • The art of colouring hair
  • Plaiting & twisting hair

If your salon employs staff who hold an assessor's qualification you may also be able to achieve assessments in the industry. During the course you may be given the opportunity to attend national shows and exhibitions where you can see demonstrations by some of the country's leading Barbers.

Entry Guidelines

Level 2 or Level 3 hairdressing qualification

Although not essential, we highly recommend a placement in a barbers of at least one day per week and have a genuine interest in Barbering

An ability to communicate one to one e.g. to a tutor or client and in a group as part of a discussion

Satisfactory interview and assessment

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

The cost of equipment is £30 for uniform and £185 barbering equipment (prices shown are approximate). If you already own suitable equipment you may not need to purchase this

Assessment Method

Assessments continue throughout the course. Practical assessment tests are carried out and written assignments. In addition there are VTCT End Tests

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 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?

You may gain positions working as a stylist in barbering salons in the UK area and abroad.

Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

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Starting 6th January 2020 - Ending - 29th June 2020REF G117L001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £1300.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

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

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:00 — 17:00 Conway Park

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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