City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Barbering Level 2
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In a nutshell
If you want a career as a barber, this course is designed as a fast-track way to gain both Level 1 and Level 2 certificates over one year. You'll develop skills in cutting men's hair and gain an understanding of barbering techniques, services and equipment.
This course is for...
…anyone with experience of cutting men's hair …experienced hairdressers who need to gain qualifications to further their career …anyone looking to change careers.
The course is run over 15 hours a week, and covers basic techniques including:
- Consultation to identify clients' needs
- Developing cutting/clipper techniques to achieve the desired look
- Use of products and equipment
- Health and safety in the salon
- Providing suitable aftercare service
You’ll need to be self-motivated, hardworking, have respect for others and an enthusiasm for the subject. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be able to progress on to NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing if you wish.
You'll need either a minimum of an award in any hairdressing discipline
or have experience of working in a barbers without any formal qualifications
As a condition of your place on this course, you will be expected to purchase the appropriate kit, from our approved supplier, costing approximately £161 - £326.
To reflect industry expectations, you will be required to wear a Coleg Gwent salon uniform which is to be ordered from our approved supplier. For 2023/2024 the college will fund the cost of one full uniform. Details on how to order your free uniform and additional sets, with supplier payment options, can be obtained from your Head of School, Lecturer or Technician. The price for 2023/2024 is £45.
Additional costs could occur during the year for educational visits.
All costs are under review and subject to change.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team