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.
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.
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:
- Fashion hairstyling
- Media hairstyling