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This course is designed for 16-19 year olds.

Our barbering course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to access the Barbering Industry.

Once you have completed your hands-on barbering training, you will be industry ready.

Throughout the course you will be trained and assessed to achieve a VTCT qualification as well as receive training which reflects the reality of the industry and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the skills and knowledge required to progress your career. 
This is a 2 year course in which you will study at Levels 2 and 3.

The course is scheduled over 4 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical across the year.

Your progression from this qualification will be either of the below pathways:

•    Level 3 barbering course at Waltham Forest College
•    Employment – This qualification will give you the skills required to gain employment
•    Apprenticeship

The entry requirements for this course are:
•    4 GCSEs to at least Grade 4 in maths and English, a science GCSE is also preferred.

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas:

•    Health and Safety 
•    Customer Service
•    Cut & Finish hair.
•    Cut Beards
•    Create patterns in Hair
•    Colouring techniques
•    Shaving techniques

This course is supported by our Create Your Future Programme. An online curriculum, specially tailored to your course and level, to help you develop essential workplace skills, strengthen your independence, boost confidence and increase progression opportunities.

You will be assessed across a mixture of theory and practical assessments which will be carried out to industry standards.

The assessment methods will be a mix of the below:

•    Practical assessments
•    Theory based assessments
•    Online exams

You will have theory and practical exams throughout the year which will be linked to your suitability to progress to the Level 3 course.

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