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Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate in Barbering

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

This VRQ Level 2 Certificate in Barbering programme will teach you the necessary skills to become a professional Junior Barber

Course Code


End Date

Thu, 26 Jun 2025

Entry Requirements

This 1 year course requires either four GCSEs at grade 3 or above (English and maths are desirable) or a Level 1 qualification.

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Course information

It requires the following units to be completed:
-Working in the hair industry
-Follow Health & Safety in the salon
-Client Consultation for hair services
-Shampoo & Condition the hair and scalp
-Colour & lighten hair
-Cut men’s hair
-Cut facial hair

September to June day time

A combination of Tutor led demonstrations, student participation & practice, theory delivery and commercial salon that will led on to formative & summative assessments.

Learners must have completed all the assessment requirements for the programme can be achieved.

Assessment required for the programme may take the following forms:

Practical observation

Oral questioning

Online testing and in some cases assignment writing

Level 2 CG Certificate in Barbering

16-19 year olds will study Maths and/or English if this GCSE is not achieved on entry. Students will attend a 2 week block of Industry placement part of their full study programme.

– Working in the hairdressing industry as a junior barber.
– Working in a unisex hair salon
– Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Level 2

A Kit & Unifrom must be purchased within 6 weeks of enrolling for the course. Details of the Kit & Uniform are handed out during the enrollment process. Bursaries are available for those who are eligible – subject to individual assessment.