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Barbering Diploma

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   06/09/2021
Fees   Tuition Fees: £1672.50

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   08/09/2021
Fees   Tuition Fees: £1672.50

If you are interested in a career in barbering, this course will equip you with the latest skills and know how. The course has been developed in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current but will set you apart in the workplace.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own barber services.

  What You Will Learn

You will be hands-on from the first week. Learning in purpose-built salons, you will be training in a dynamic and commercial environment. This qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; cutting men's hair, the specialist work of cutting facial hair, how to provide effective shampooing and conditioning or styling services and how to offer a good consultation service for clients.

As well as the practical knowledge that you will gain from working on the job, our team of industry trained professionals will guide you through the theory offering their advice and demonstrating techniques.

On this course you will also have the opportunity to work on reception, enhancing your work-based skills in customer service, product promotion and retail sales.

Assessments are carried out during practical lessons along with some on-line testing.

  Entry Requirements

You will need to have a minimum GCSEs at grades 4 – 9 in English and mathematics. At Cornwall College, we recognise that applicants without these qualifications can often offer a high level of competence as well as life experience and we will therefore consider all applications on their merits alongside their qualifications. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the requirements, please call the department and ask to speak to the study programme manager who will be happy to discuss it with you.

  Work Experience

You are expected to find an external work placement while on the course. This will help you gain valuable work experience to help you develop a career in this exciting industry. However, we have work place coordinators that can help you or you may be able to gain work experience in our own commercial Salons open to the public.


You will be assessed through either written assignments or online multiple choice questions, as well as practical assessment on customers in our commercial salons that are open to the public.


Once you have completed the Barbering Level 2 course, you will have a basic understanding of the Barbering industry and be ready to move on to the more advanced Level 2 and 3 courses. Cornwall college offers the complete pathway in Barbering and you could take your qualifications further by progressing on to the barbering diploma level 3.

Past students have gone on go on to managing their own business, travel on cruise liners or teach.

We also offer apprenticeships across the hair & beauty industry, so if you want to earn while you learn, then you can consider that option.


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