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Hair and Barbering

Level 2 VTCT NVQ Diploma in Barbering

Full Time

Course Overview

In association with Mike Taylor Education we are excited to present our new barbering qualifications based out of our new state of the art barbering academy.

The Barbering NVQ Level 2 is a nationally recognised qualification ideal for anyone who is serious about a career in barbering.

This one-year course will provide you with the skills to become a competent barber. 

During this course you will complete a minimum of 150 haircuts on live clients guaranteeing that you will gain real barbershop cutting experience and leave ready for the workplace.

We pride ourselves on a provision that will fully prepare you for industry taught and designed by experts in their fields.

Course Content

This course is based on the national occupational standards for barbering and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior barber. You must achieve all mandatory units which include:

  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Cut men's hair using basic techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish men's hair
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in hair

Throughout this course, learners will develop knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They develop knowledge, understanding and skills to advise and consult, and provide a range of cutting and barbering services specifically for men's hair, which includes shaving and creating facial hair shapes.

In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed. 

In addition to completing mandatory units, learners are required to achieve nine credits from optional units which include (this list is not exhaustive): assist with shaving services, relax, perm and neutralise hair, plait and twist hair and colour and lighten men's hair.

Entry Requirement

  • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably to include English and maths and a science, or completion of our Future Pathways course.


Exams, practical demonstrations and workbooks.

Where does this course lead to

VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering.

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Course Outline

Course Code: NF112
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 06/09/2021
Duration: 1 Year
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