Barbering - Level 2 NVQ Diploma

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Are you creative, good with people, hard working, interested in Gents Barbering and looking for a rewarding career path? Do you want to be part of an exciting and vibrant industry? Then this could be the course for you!

This course is designed to help you develop the skills required when starting a career in Barbering. This means developing your understanding of the customer care and practical skills required to provide a range of Barbering and Male Grooming services. The course includes an element of work experience and commercial salon work.


Good communication skills and a keen interest in Barbering/Male Grooming.

Applicants who meet the recruitment criteria will be provided with access to a Barbering kit, appropriate protective clothing and textbooks. 

Important note: Due to Health and Safety Regulations, applicants must be at least 16 years of age by 31st October 2024.



You will learn how to shampoo, blow dry, cut hair, including scissor/clipper work and trimming and shaving facial hair.  

There will be ongoing assessments which will include practical tasks, written tasks and portfolio development.

Units will include:

  • Shampooing and Conditioning Hair
  • Gents haircutting
  • Clipper cutting
  • Hair styling 
  • Male grooming techniques  
  • Basic shaving 

It may be necessary to attend a twilight class (4:30 until 6:30), one evening per week depending on timetabling requirements.

Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: