Student cutting hair in a salon for her hairdressing course

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

This course will help you develop the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to work in a barbershop as a barber. Training takes place in our on-site salon, Salon HQ which will give your the opportunity to gain valuable work experience whilst you learn.

What will I study?

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon 
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp
  • Promoting barbering products and services to clients in a salon
  • Cutting short hair
  • Cutting and trimming facial hair
  • Working in the barbering industry
  • Displaying stock to promote sales in a salon
  • Styling short hair

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • 19+

What are the entry requirements?

  • Up to five GCSEs grades A*-C or an equivalent qualification at Level 2
  • Personal commitment and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Working towards or have achieved Level 2 in English and maths

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course to check on your progress in a variety of ways. This includes observations, oral questions and online tests.

What could I progress to?

After you have achieved the Level 2 Barbering qualification, you could progress to:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Higher qualification
  • Employment 

When does the course start?

September 2023

What is a Study Programme?

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24, declare a disability and have an EHC Plan this course will form part of your study programme.

The programme also includes:

  • English & Maths
  • Citizenship & Employability
  • Work Experience or Placement
  • Enrichment
  • 1-to-1 Personal Tutor Sessions

Find out more about our Study Programme

How much will the course cost?

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 for those who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan).

For people aged 19+, see our Money Matters section for information and advice.

You may be eligible to receive a Student Loan for this course. Find out about the 24+ Learning Loan