Hairdressing

Level 2 Certificate in Barbering Studies (QCF)

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering Studies (QCF) 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 successful skills test and interview.


Reference: 61020175
Duration: 36 Weeks
Course Dates: September 2022 - June 2023
Type: Full Time
Tutor: Dawn McCormick


Course Content

The course is made up of 4 units, these include;

  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Cut men's hair
  • Cut facial hair

As part of your course, you will be required to study towards functional skills or GCSE in Maths & English.

Method of Study

You will learn through observing and participating in a wide range of practical activities in our modern commercial salons.

Method of Assessment

Your progress will be continually monitored and assessed by your tutors. You will produce a portfolio with records of your practical activities, written tests and oral questions.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D (3) including Maths and English

Subject to an initial assessment and interview with the course tutor.

What Can I Do Next?

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior men's hairdresser.

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior men's hairdresser, learners may choose to further develop their skills base by progressing onto Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing.

Other Details

Students will be expected to purchase a Barbering kit and uniform, which must be worn to every session.

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