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Certificate in Barbering - Adult Fast Track (Intermediate) - 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 barbering industry.

You will develop knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to advise and consult with men on how they can achieve their desired look as well as the type of hair cut and facial hair styling that would be most suitable for them. You will also learn how to work in a safe manner for both yourself and your clients.

Start dates and fees

Please note - students aged 19-23 must already have a full level 2 qualification or the full course fee will apply (£941), please contact us for further information, 0808 100 362.

Before starting the course, you must purchase a barbering kit as a mandatory requirement. All orders will go to our dedicated suppliers to ensure you have the right equipment and for the best possible prices.

Once accepted onto the course, you will receive an order form. After placing your order, the kit will arrive at your home before your start date.

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
over 19
11/09/20244941A102£610.00** EApply

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

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

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of a Level 1 Functional Skills in English, or equivalent.

If you cannot find your certificates, please speak to us as we will also consider previous qualifications and experience.

How long is the course?

20 weeks.

One day per week (Wednesday) 5.30-8.30pm.

How will I be assessed?

You will need to provide your own models for practise and assessments.

You will also need to complete written assignments and online multiple-choice exams for every unit.

What does the course lead to?

This qualification will prepare you for:

  • Employment as a junior barber
  • Working independently through self-employment.

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

Attend an open event

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0808 100 3626
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