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

Barbering City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate Study Mode: Part-time   |    Course Level: 2

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.

The programme is designed to cover all the basics of barbering and hairdressing theory and to enable you to achieve the full qualification you will get the chance to work with real clients in the Academy hair salon in the city centre. 

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 £90 - order forms will be provided prior to starting the course.  

Also, if you earn less than £25,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE! Take advantage of the new funding and #DoMore with your future.

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
  • Level 1 Functional Skills 
  • Current reference

Adults without the necessary English and/or maths qualification will be required to complete a relevant BKSB online assessment.

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 as an assistant in a barber's shop
  • Progress to an NVQ Level 2 diploma barbering apprenticeship

We offer a fantastic, well-designed working salon environment supported by our inspirational and experienced staff who will help you to develop your skills and knowledge.

You will have the chance to take part in local and national competitions - such as Wella Exposure - visit the Salon International exhibition in London, and take part in other enrichment activities which will give you further experience of the industry and look good on your CV.

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