Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering


In Leeds

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£ 1,835 VAT exempt


  • Type

    NVQ Level 2

  • Location


  • Duration

    45 Days

  • Start date

    Different dates available

To provide the requisite knowledge and to achieve a standard that would enable a Learner to confidently work in a Barbers.
Suitable for: This is an approved qualification for anyone wishing to work as a Barber, in a Salon or Barbers



Start date

Leeds (West Yorkshire)
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76 Kirkgate, LS2 7DJ

Start date

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About this course

This is a a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed junior barber. It is widely recognised among employers in the UK and overseas

Everyone wishing to pursue a career in barbering (you can start at Level 2).

We do not require Clients to hold a minimum number of GCSEs or equivalent, however as with all our courses, a basic literacy & numeracy test may be required, an English assessment may be required for international students in order to ascertain suitability.

Flexible attendance and the absence of a 'box ticking' programme, instead one where we train all our students until they are confident and competent enough to comfortably work in the industry

Our Training Co-Ordinator Elaine (07517286305) will be in touch via email or phone, she will be happy to discuss your requirements, go through options, explain the payment options and answer any questions you may have. She can also arrange an informal tour & chat, or a Taster Day

We only offer VTCT-accredited NVQs, these are recognised not only in the UK but across Europe and the rest of the world. Different countries have different requirements, therefore those looking to be accredited to work overseas must contact an industry body of their chosen country to check the legal requirements with their country of choice themselves before commencing a course with us.

Unlike colleges and further education centres etc, we don’t work to the academic year. As part of our ‘Flexible Learning’ we have regular start dates throughout the year, so you can start pretty much whenever you want.

We don’t have fixed learning schedules, we offer Students the option of specifying the days they want to train, around their availability. This means they can train & learn for 1,2,3, 4 or 5 days a week (Tues-Sat, including late Thursdays).

Unlike colleges etc we don’t dictate your attendance. Our NVQ courses specify the average number of days to attend throughout the course. Because students can learn 1,2,3, 4 or 5 days a week, the course duration is determined by the chosen learning schedule. As an example, the Level 2 Barbering course takes approximately 50 full-day lessons, at 2 days a week this could be completed within 25 weeks, 4 days a week could be 13 weeks.

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  • Barbering
  • Hair care
  • Mens haircuts
  • Male Grooming
  • Gents hairdressing
  • Male haircuts
  • Mens hair styling
  • Mens hairdressing
  • Male styling
  • Barbers

Teachers and trainers (1)

Katie McM

Katie McM

Senior Assessor

Course programme

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed junior barber. This qualification is based on the Level 2 Barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional association (The British Barbering Association - BBA) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior barber.
Mandatory units(you will need to complete all of the following 8 units)
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish men’s hair

Optional units (group 1)
(you will also need to complete 1 of the following units)
  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Promote additional services or products to customers

Optional units (group 2)(you will also need to complete 1 or more of the following units)
  • Create basic patterns in hair
  • Change men’s colour
  • Perm and neutralise hair
(we can assist you in choosing the most appropriate optional units)

Additional information

Payment options: You can spread the cost of your course over up to 12 monthly instalments (no fees interest or charges apply).

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

£ 1,835 VAT exempt