Barbering Level 2

During this exciting barbering course, you will learn traditional skills, such as scissors over comb and shaving, as well as develop new specialist techniques, such as 2D and 3D sculpting.




Level 2

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60076 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

This course opens up the gateway into qualifying as a barber. You will learn to carry out services such as cutting hair and facial hair, creative hairdressing and styling. You will cover the principles of good salon hygiene, how to work safely in a salon environment and perform a professional consultation on clients. You will also learn how to run and maintain the salon reception desk. In addition ,you will be granted 'creative licence' when working on the unit 'Create an Image Based on a Theme'. Last years theme was 'Peaky Blinders'.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum four grade 3-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 1 course, and English and/or maths at grade 3.

How will I be assessed?

You will build up a portfolio of evidence to showcase your skills and knowledge.

Practical skills will be assessed by observation whilst working on 'live' models.

Knowledge of each unit of work will be assessed in a variety of methods such as assignments, professional discussions and external written papers (multiple choice).

What qualification will I achieve?

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies

What can I do after completing this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you have the option to work in a barbers or continue to train at the next level:

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering which covers advanced cutting techniques, shaving, facial massage with hot towels and perming.

Alternatively you could pursue an advanced apprenticeship.

Are there any extra costs?

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform prior to the start of the course with an approximate cost of £200.

More information available upon application and enquires.

Additional Info

The Evolve Hair Salons are open to the members of public including the barbers shop.

We encourage and work with students to find work experience within a barber setting.

We also offer masterclasses as part of the enrichment programme.