Barbering | City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Barbering | Level 2

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0132-1C
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This course is for those who wish to pursue a career as an employed or self-employed barber. You will be introduced to a wide range of practical barbering techniques and have the opportunity to develop your skills in customer service, communications and commerciality; all of which are highly valued by employers. Our modern salon provides an ideal environment to gain the skills, confidence and real-life experience that you need for a career in barbering.

Our professional salon is open to the public allowing you to gain experience of customer service and cutting and styling for real clients. Out tutors are experts with strong links to employers and industry. We also invite guests speakers in and run specialist training sessions.


Course Units

  • Principles and practices of hairdressing and barbering services
  • Consultation techniques and client care
  • Shampoo, condition and treating hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
  • Cut facial hair into shape using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
  • Dry and finish men’s hair
  • Create an image based on a theme
  • Provide perming services

Entry requirements

At least 3 GCSEs grade at 3 (D/E) or above, including English and maths or successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing.

If you do not have these grades you can start on the Level 1 Hairdressing course or the Get Started in Hair & Beauty.

Your next steps...

What's next?
After Level 2, you could choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing a Level 2 or Level 3 specialist qualification, such as media hair & makeup, or part-time courses in hair extensions, creative hair design or African Caribbean hair. Alternatively you could undertake a barbering apprenticeship, or seek employment.
Future careers include:
  • Barber
  • Fashion hairstyling
  • Media hairstyling