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Apprenticeship in Barbering at Alan d Education

Course description

For those 16 and over who are employed in a hairdressing salon/barbers within M25 or live within M25 area. NVQ level 2 course of 12 weeks. Attendance is for one whole week in every five weeks. This Apprenticeship is for those interested in cutting and styling the hair of men and boys (those who also want to work on female hair should investigate the Hairdressing Apprenticeship). You’ll also learn about (and be tested on) other issues related to barbering, like hygiene, disposing of chemicals and working in a team. With men putting almost as much effort into their appearances as women these days, the demand for skilled barbers to cut and style hair is on the rise. On this Apprenticeship, you’ll learn how to give client consultations, cut hair, trim and shape facial hair, and shampoo and condition hair and scalp. You could also choose to learn how to colour hair, give scalp massages and style different types of hair. You’ll be on your feet and working to please all sorts of customers, so a friendly nature and good sense of humour will come in handy. Your own appearance will also be important, since customers will want to know that creating a good impression matters to you.

Entry requirements

GCSE pass (A - G) in Maths & English preferred but not essential.

Future opportunities

The course offers you a specialist work-based qualification (NVQ) to support a career as a Barber. With further training and experience, you could go onto working as a senior Barber or with the relevant business knowledge you could also set up your own Barber shop. The course is work based which means you can earn and learn at the same time whilst developing the skills, understanding and knowledge that employers in the hair industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alan d Education directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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