Please note, all the information below regards Level 2 Certificate in Barbering. This is a waiting list for the next available course which begins in September 2024 however, we will begin the application process early in the spring. Please read the information below and apply to join the waiting list in readiness for spring 2024.
This is a vocational qualification that has been designed to develop a limited number of barbering skills to a high level of occupational ability and will prepare you to enter the men’s hairdressing sector. This qualification will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to advise and consult men on the type of haircut and facial hair shaping they would like and whether this is suitable for them. You will also learn how to work in a safe manner throughout the service, protecting both yourself and your clients.
With the other learners in your class, you will cover the following 4 mandatory units:
- Client consultation for hair services
- Follow health and safety practice in the salon
- Cut men’s hair
- Cut men’s facial hair
A variety of learning activities will be used on this course, including tutor presentation and demonstration, practical application of skills, individual and group work, discussions, Q&A, internet research, individual research and project work. Where relevant, your learning will enable you to develop skills and knowledge required for work. There may be vocational specialist guest speakers, or employers, invited to share their skills and experience.
Regular home study will be necessary to successfully complete this course. You will be supported to develop good study skills. You will initially develop practical skills by working on other learners in your class until you have developed enough skill to offer treatments to clients. There may be the opportunity to undertake a work placement during your course. Full details will be shared at induction.
Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject.
If you have declared at enrolment that you are unemployed, you may be invited to meet with an Information, Advice and Guidance Officer or employability member of staff, to identify other learning opportunities that will support you to secure employment or improve your employment prospects. We highly recommend that you engage fully in any other learning opportunities that we help you identify.
This is a course leading to a qualification, and the cost of it is subsidised by public funding. You will be required to complete all of the necessary coursework/assignments or exams by the given deadlines.
Please note: if you do not successfully complete the course within this academic year, you will not be able to repeat it at the subsidised fee.
For further information on the syllabus for this course please go to www.vtct.org.uk/