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Certificate in Barbering - Level 2


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering has been designed to develop barbering skills to a high level of occupational ability and will prepare you to enter the men's hairdressing sector as a unisex hairdresser.

You will develop knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to advise and consult with men on the type of hair cut and facial hair shaping the way they want and what is suitable for them. You will also learn how to work in a safe manner for both yourself and your clients. 



Start dates and fees

You will also need to purchase a barbering kit. Please contact us for further information about prices.

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)
over 19
17:30 - 20:30
201 yr(s)4941A103£610.00** E
201 yr(s)4941A101£610.00** E
201 yr(s)4941A102£610.00** E

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

20 weeks.


What does the course lead to?

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior unisex hairdresser.

It will widen your career opportunities from working as a hairdresser to being able to offer unisex services through working in a unisex hair salon or working independently through self-employment.

What will I study?

You will study units including:

  • client consultation for hair services
  • cutting men's hair
  • cutting facial hair
  • following health and safety in the salon. 

What can I go on to study?

Level 3 courses in hair and beauty. Full-time courses are available at the college.


Next steps

Enrol on this course

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