Barbering City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate - City of Wolverhampton College

Barbering City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

Barbering City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

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Barbering City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

If you are passionate about a career in barbering, this course will be the starting point giving you the basic skills and knowledge you need to enable you to progress to a NVQ Level 2 in barbering.

You will learn how to take a client on a journey from entering the salon to carrying out a range of different cutting and styling techniques and recommending the correct products for them to use.

You will also learn about the importance of health and safety in the salon and how to deliver a first class service to customers - all of which will enable you to gain a job in the industry or progress to a higher level qualification.

You will attend college one-day-per week and cover all the basics of barbering and hairdressing theory. You will also get the chance to work real clients in our commercial hair salon at the Wellington Road campus in Bilston. 

Please note: you will be expected to arrange for your own clients to attend the salon and will also be required to purchase your own barbering kit, costing approximately £180 - order forms will be provided prior to starting the course and financial support may be available to help with these costs.

Also, if you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE! 

To access the course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including maths and/or English* OR
  • Hairdressing Level 1*
  • Undertake a salon skills session in which you will be required to meet members of the teaching team and demonstrate your ability to carry out a given barbering task
  • Purchase a hairdressing kit (details will be provided at enrolment)

Adults without the necessary qualifications will be required to complete an online assessment in the relevant subject.

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Working in the hair industry
  • Client consultation
  • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
  • Cut men's hair
  • Style men's hair
  • Salon reception
  • Promote products and services
  • Health and safety

By studying this course you will gain the following skills:

  • Develop your communication skills and confidence in dealing with a wide range of people
  • Learn how different services work and are carried out

You will be continually assessed through the programme via:

  • Production of a portfolio of evidence
  • Providing services to clients in a realistic working environment
  • Practical observations
  • Assignments
  • Online testing
  • Verbal questioning

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Work in a barber's shop
  • Progress to an Level 3 certificate in barbering
  • Progress to a Level 3 barbering apprenticeship

  1. Commercial hair and beauty salons open to the public 
  2. Opportunity to enhance your skills with additional qualifications 
  3. Industry-standard equipment and professional products 
  4. Opportunity to showcase your skills in shows and competitions 
  5. Industry-experienced and highly-qualified tutors to support you 


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