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Barbering Level 2 VRQ at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

The course is designed for people working in a barber’s at least two days a week who want to have a recognised qualification which may lead to further job opportunities in the barbering industry. Applicants must have a mature attitude and be able to self study.

Course content

You will complete units in:

  • Working in the hair industry.
  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client consultation for hair services.
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Cut men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Create an Image based on a theme within the Hair Beauty Sector
  • Scalp Massage

It will be necessary for you at times to provide your own models. In addition you will need to compile a portfolio of evidence. The portfolio supports your practical expertise and shows that you understand the theoretical concepts behind the practical tasks that you are able to carry out. In addition you will need to compile a portfolio of evidence. The portfolio supports your practical expertise and shows that you understand the theoretical concepts behind the practical tasks that you are able to carry out. You will also have the opportunity to gather evidence for your portfolio from your work days in the salon.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements. Applicants will need to be enthusiastic and will be required to gain a placement in a barbering shop or working in a unisex salon. It is essential that applicants demonstrate an appropriate level on inter-personal skills at interview as this is a customer focused industry. You will need English and Maths at Level 1 or equivalent. All applicants must have a two day placement in a Barber’s shop.

Future opportunities

VRQ Diploma Level 3 in Barbering.

Occupations related to this course:

  • Product, clothing or related designer
  • Tailor or dressmaker
  • Textile, garment or related trade n.e.c.
  • Hairdresser or barber
  • Beautician or related occupation
  • Merchoriser or window dresser
  • Textile process operative
  • Sewing machinist

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The College's Duke Street centre is located amongst the City's bustling RopeWalks conservation area famous for it's port related heritage and vibrant culinary scene. The centre is located just a few minutes walk from the City's world class shopping centre, Liverpool One.

      This campus is the central location for apprenticeships and both further and higher education courses in catering, hospitality, travel, tourism and leisure as well as hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern industry standard teaching workrooms, kitchens and laboratories and salons kitted out with modern, industry-specialist equipment.

      The Academy Restaurant, Academy Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salons, The Graduate Hair Salon and The Academy Café are located here in purpose built, industry standard facilities. As commercial ventures, they provide authentic working environments for students in training, as well as first-rate food produce and services and hair and beauty treatments to the public at highly competitive prices.