Student styling a clients hair in the salon

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Barbering

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    Full time
    1 Year
    City & Guilds of London Institute
  • Free tuition for students under 19 on 31 August prior to start date
  • Advanced Learner Loans available to students aged 19 or over
Train for a career as a barber or owner of a barber’s salon.

Learn how to advise and consult clients and promote services and products, as well as how to:

• Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
• Apply men’s hair colouring
• Dry and finish men’s hair
• Cut hair and facial hair
• Promote products and services to clients
• Work experience

You will be assessed by practical and written assessments, course work and oral questions.

We will also help you achieve a Grade C in GCSE English and maths, if you don’t have these yet.

You will need to buy specialist equipment and clothing.

Hairdressing work or the Hairdressing Level 3.


You will need four GCSEs at Grades D/3/4 or above, including English and maths or have achieved a full Entry 3 or Level 1 qualification previously with the college.

Your enrolment is subject to a successful interview, references and skills assessment.