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VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering (QCF)

Course outline:

This qualification is a vocational qualification for learners wishing to pursue a career as a junior barber

The content of this qualification is comprised of mandatory units including:  client consultation, health and safety and cutting.  You will also learn how to cut facial hair.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in barbering to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.


Course content:

- Client consultation for hair services

- Follow health and safety practices in the salon

- Cut men’s hair

- Cut Facial hair


Assessment methods:

Students are continually assessed throughout the course through practical and written tests and assignments.


Further training/development:


Career opportunities as a junior barber exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Working in unisex commercial hair salons

- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings


Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior barber, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking a technical level qualification in barbering at level 3.


Course costs:


Students under the age of 19 are government funded, funding may be available for over 19's depending on circumstances.  Mature students may also be eligible for a government 24+ learning loan - ask for details on application.


A basic kit and uniform must  be purchased for this course.  Please ask for further information


Course entry requirements:

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in women’s hairdressing and/or a successful skills test and interview.


Course duration:

30 weeks, 1 evening (3 hours per week).