In Hornchurch

£ 200 VAT exempt


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If you pursue a Diploma in Barbering you'll learn the skills to begin a career in the barbering industry. This is a growing industry with male grooming becoming extremely popular and high profile.

You'll cover the skills needed for a particular specialism or technique. These include skills such as cutting hair, styling and dressing hair, facial hair cutting and facial care.

You'll have access to a realistic hairdressing environment where you'll practise and demonstrate your skills.



Start date

Hornchurch (Essex)
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Ardleigh Green Road, RM11 2LL

Start date

On request

About this course

This qualification will give you the foundation to begin a career in barbering, or to advance in your career by gaining new skills.

Following on from successful completion of this course you can progress onto either an NVQ or VRQ at Level 3 in Barbering or alternatively you may choose to consider a Level 2 qualification in Women’s Hairdressing.

You'll have completed a Level 1 course in Hairdressing or Barbering or you'll have GCSE English and Maths at Grade 3 (D) plus two further GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) in any other subject.

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  • Hairdressing
  • Industry
  • Barbering
  • Styling
  • Dressing hair
  • Facial Care
  • Salon clients
  • Cutting hair
  • Facial hair cutting
  • Realistic hairdressing

Course programme

Level 2: You're just starting out in barbering or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You might be a young learner (14-16) or an adult.

Level 3: You've worked in hairdressing or barbering for some time and want to develop your skills in a specialised area. You might want a broad qualification or to learn a particular technique.

Level 4: You're an experienced hairdresser or barber and want to gain additional skills in colour correction.

You will be enrolled on a Study Programme which will include mandatory attendance on your vocational course and English and Maths if required following assessment, as well as engagement in work experience and enterprise activities throughout the duration of the course.

Course Assessment Method

Assessment is continuous throughout the academic year and you will complete treatments on peers and clients alike. After each assessment you will be given feedback from your tutor to give you the knowledge required to make any improvements ready for summative assessments. When you are ready for final assessment you will be assessed in a practical environment as you complete the practical treatments on salon clients.

All units require you to complete and pass an online assessment relating to the essential knowledge and understanding for the theory aspect of the unit. You will be given the detailed information required to support you with research and fact-finding in preparation for revision for each of these online assessments.


£ 200 VAT exempt