L2 Diploma in Barbering Studies

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed men’s hairdresser. 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 onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in hairdressing/barbering and/or a sucessful skills test and interview.

Entry requirements

You will need:

Course content

This course will cover:

Client consultation for hair services

Follow health and safety practice in the salon

Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp

Promote products and services to clients in a salon

Cut men’s hair

Cut facial hair

The art of Colouring Hair

Working in the Hair Industry

Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

Students will need to provide a model for practical assessments. Students will also be required to build a portfolio of evidence.

Duration and Delivery

This is a 15 weeks course delivered part-time to fit your life.

Assessment methods

Theory exams are via on line assessments (ICT based). Practical based assessments.

Further study and career options

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.

Career opportunities as a junior men’s hairdresser exist in a variety of contexts, including:

– Commercial barber shops/salons
– Specialist African type hair barber shops/salons
– Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
– Product manufacturing and training
– Television, film, theatre and media
– Armed services
– HM Prison service
– Cruise liners

Additional information

Require stationary such as x2 folders, clip board. You will need a kit and you will need to purchase a uniform.

* You don’t have to pay for the course if you are between 19-23 years old and this is your first L2 qualification or if you are above 23 years old and unemployed receiving either JSA or Universal Credit. If you are not receiving any of these we can pay the course fee for you if you agree to sign up for a L3 course with us (funded by student finance) after you completed the L2