The VTCT (NVQ) Diploma in Barbering Level 2 qualification will allow you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to advise and consult, and provide a range of cutting and barbering services specifically for men's hair, which includes creating facial hair shapes.
Learners will develop communication and customer service skills, practical skills and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.
The course is scheduled over 1 evening per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons.
Hair and beauty services in the UK offer a range of opportunities and career paths. The sector is made of local, national and international salons, spas, barber shops and salon chains.
Hair and beauty service providers, including salons and freelancer practitioners, contributed £5.1bn to the UK economy in 2022.
The industry supported 550,000 jobs in 2022 and there are more than 46,000 hair and beauty businesses operating in the UK; 379,000 of these jobs were supported directly by the industry itself, with the hair and beauty services sector supporting direct employment of 209,000 alone. This means the personal care sector represented 1.1% of total jobs in the UK in 2022.
The entry requirements for this course are:
What will I study?
This course consists of the following modules:
- 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
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed via:
- Written tasks
- Online exams
- Practical assessments
To further enhance your progression, you will actively participate in skills workshops such as Male Grooming and Men's Creative Styling.
You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and create your future.
You will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.
The completion of this course will allow you to progress onto:
- VTCT Diploma in Hairdressing Level 2
- VTCT Diploma in Barbering Level 3
Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 100% of barbering learners progressed into employment within the barbering industry.