Accessibility links

Apprenticeship Barbering at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

An apprenticeship is employment with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for your immediate employment and future career. The demand for barbering services is increasing resulting in more opportunities and future growth of these services in the industry. Barbering skills combine traditional techniques such as scissors over comb and clipper work with specialist techniques such as creating patterns. The recognition of specific barbering skills is reflected in this framework.

Course content

An apprenticeship is employment with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for your immediate employment and future career. The demand for barbering services is increasing resulting in more opportunities and future growth of these services in the industry. Barbering skills combine traditional techniques such as scissors over comb and clipper work with specialist techniques such as creating patterns. The recognition of specific barbering skills is reflected in this framework.

Entry requirements

Intermediate level (junior barber) Three GCSEs at grade D or above in English, maths, science or art. Advanced level (barber or senior barber)Three GCSEs at grade C or above in English, maths, science or art.

Assessment

The assessment process involves the collection of e-portfolio or paper based portfolio evidence which may take the form of practical observations, questioning, online tests, projects, assignments and case studies. You will be meeting and working with members of the public and will need to provide a number of paying clients for practical assessment purposes, you will participate in experience of work.

Future opportunities

Employment opportunities are varied including bespoke barber shops; hairdressing salons, spas, hospitals, care homes, hotels, airlines and holiday resorts.

Further information

To comply with industry and awarding body standards for commercial salons, you will be required to purchase a uniform and equipment which is available by mail order, an order form will be provided. The recommended salon uniform needs to be worn at all times during practical and commercial salon sessions. A professional appearance is necessary with a good standard of personal hygiene and you will need to be willing to receive and carry out the treatments for which you are training. Some courses have trips or visits which may have a cost attached. You will also have the opportunity to be entered in national skills competitions representing the College in which there have been many successful outcomes for the College. Optional units may change depending on employer requirements. When carrying out independent study and e-learning you will be able to use the College Learning Resource Centres, where you can access computers, text books DVD’s and other learning materials. You will also continue to develop your skills in maths and English as these continue to be an important element of your training.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2016
Provider logo

Key information

Venues

  • More information
    • At the Cauldon campus of Stoke on Trent College, the following subject areas are based:

      Business, IT and Computing

      Child Care

      Health and Social Care

      Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies

      Hospitality and Catering

      Public Services and Army Preparation

      Sports and Sport Science

      Travel and Tourism

      Foundation Learning

      ESOL