City and Guilds - NVQ Barbering - Level 2
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 2 Laurence Building See below See below See below Various £420 None

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

Autumn term dates: Mon 18-Sep-17 - 26-Feb-18 / 18:00-21:00 (20 weeks)

Spring term dates: Fri 12-Jan-18 - 27-Apr-18 / 10:00-15:30 (12 weeks)

Barbering is the fastest growing sector within the hairdressing industry, with the growth of male grooming; it is an ideal time to gain skills in this area. This Level 2 Award in Barbering will give you the knowledge to enhance your skills and techniques, which could lead to an exciting career in this field.

This course is suitable for hair stylists wishing to gain experience in barbering, or anyone with a real interest in this subject wanting to learn the necessary skills.

This Level 2 award comprises of 2 units from the full NVQ2 Certification in Barbering.

What topics will I study?

Cutting skills are amongst the most important you will need as a barber.

Within this course you will cover the different aspects of cutting men’s hair, neckline shapes, beards and moustaches to achieve modern and traditional looks.

From long hair cuts to skin fades and man buns, they are all included! This will help to build your confidence, use your imagination and build on your client base as well as gaining units in this Award.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is open to all learners 19+.
This course is suitable for anyone who has a keen interest in men’s barbering.

What facilities are there?

The Laurence Building boasts exceptional, industry standard salons with professional equipment, alongside a newly designed showcase ‘Zeal Hair Salon’ with barbering facilities. All student our busy commercial environment and gain assessments on real clients.

What can the course lead on to?

You could progress onto the full NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Barbering running from September 2018.

Are there any additional costs?

For this course, the college will supply a block head for you to use, however you will need the following equipment: a cutting comb, scissors and thinning scissors. If you already have such items please feel free to bring them, alternatively we can recommend buying the items from “PHAB Wholesales”, contact hhbadmin@exe-coll.ac.uk for further information.

Although block heads are provided for practice, to get the maximum experience from the course you will be required to work on clients, and where possible we invite you to provide your own models for such occasions.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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course news

An exciting addition to the Hair and Beauty faculty is the fantastic Showcase Salon.

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