Barbering
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
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Hospitality, Hair and Beauty Level 2 - VRQ2 Diploma Laurence Building 1 year

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

The Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Barbering is designed for learners who work in or wish to pursue a career in barbering. The Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Barbering provides the necessary skills and knowledge that prove occupational competence as a junior barber.

This qualification allows you to develop and practice the skills required to provide barbering services for a range of hair types. You will also cover shaving, cutting facial hair, creating patterns in hair as well as cutting and styling men’s hair and consulting with clients.

To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • Complete a portfolio of evidence for each unit
  • Complete all essential knowledge and understanding requirements including Online exams

What topics will I study?

  • 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
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
  • Colour and lighten men’s hair

What experiences will I get?

You will have the opportunity to train in the college's new showcase salon 'Zeal @ Exeter College'. Experience a busy, commercial environment and work with real clients.  This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the hairdressing industry or for further specialist study. We work closely with employers who contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training and you will have the opportunity to attend industry exhibitions and industry workshops.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need at least four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Maths at Grade 3 or above. Internal applicants will also need a reference from your former tutor. If you do not have a grade 4 in English and Maths, you will be required to study for this alongside your course.

This qualification is suitable for anyone aged 16-18 years old. You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to start this qualification.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

What facilities are there?

We have fantastic commercial hair salons, beauty clinics, theatrical make-up studios and Spa. You will have the opportunity to train in the faculties brand new showcase salon Zeal @ Exeter College all at the Laurence Building on our Hele Road site. All our students experience a busy commercial environment, H2B professional treatments are available to visitors from all over the southwest. Learning resource centres also provide students with access to the internet as well as specialist information to support them during their studies.

What can the course lead on to?

Following successful completion of this qualification you may progress to employment or progress onto the NVQ3 Diploma in Barbering.

Are there any additional costs?

Organised trips/workshops and you will need to purchase kit, uniform and text book.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.


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