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Hair and Barbering

Level 2 Barbering VTCT Diploma

Part Time

Course Overview

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as employed and/or self-employed men's hairdressers. This qualification is based on the barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading barbering association (British Barbering Association - BBA) and hairdressing professional body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior men's hairdresser.  

Entry Requirement

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in hairdressing/barbering and/or a successful skills test and interview.

GCSE English and maths at grade 3 or above, or Level 1 Functional Skills, or completion of our Future Pathways course.


This qualification is assessed and quality assured by centre staff. Work will be set to improve your practical skills, knowledge and understanding. For practical elements, you will be observed by your assessor. All your work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence and cross-referenced to requirements listed in this record of assessment book. Externally assessed question papers are completed electronically will be set and marked by VTCT. 

You are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that have been learned. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: 

  • Observed work 
  • Witness statements 
  • Audio-visual media 
  • Evidence of prior learning or attainment
  • Written questions
  • Oral questions
  • Assignments

Where does this course lead to

This course will allow progression onto the Barbering standards which will aid retention and progression on the course.

Thank you for your interest in this course, enrolment has not yet opened for 2023, join our waiting list to receive details about our next course.

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If the course you are interested in is full, please email information@bcot.ac.uk and a member of our team will get back to you with the next available start date and place you on the course waiting list

Course Outline

Course Code: NRBL008
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: TBC.
Unemployment Benefit
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