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City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

City & Guilds

Level 2


The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a one year course which covers a wide range of areas relating to the skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the Barbering industry. Learners will incorporate college study with work placement to understand the rigours of running a barbering business. Work placement is an integral part of the course.


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Course Content

Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include: Advise and consult with clients, Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work, Cut men's hair using basic techniques, Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques, Dry and finish men's hair, Create basic outlines and detailing in hair. In addition to completing mandatory units, learners are required to achieve nine credits from optional units.

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A combination of practical observation, assessment and on-line theory tests are used to assess this qualification.

Progression Opportunities

Achievement of this qualification provides opportunities to progress to further qualifications at Level 3. This qualification offers employment opportunities for learners demonstrating occupational competence.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum of six points at GCSE level. This criterion may increase subject to demand on places. Learners will be required to purchase a uniform and kit that is available from the College upon commencement of the programme. Entry is subject to a successful interview.

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