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Barbering Techniques Level 1 Diploma at Walsall College

Course description

This course is ideal for students who have a passion for the industry and would like to study a specialist course which enables junior barbers to complete the necessary framework of units and credits required for career progression and/or the next qualification level.

Students will be undertaking work experience within our commercial Graduate Hairdressing Salon. You will gain practical skills in the training salon, and undertake theoretical skills required for theory underpinning knowledge.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grades D to G (including a curriculum-related subject). Or successful completion of a Level 1 related qualification. All learners must have some prior experience in the hairdressing industry to undertake the cutting and colouring units.


Your timetable will consist of the following sessions:

  • Commercial hairdressing salon time
  • Cutting & technical workshops
  • Theory workshop
  • Tutorial and one to ones
  • Functional Skills / GCSE in English and Maths (16/18 learner)
  • Assignment and on-line testing
  • You will be assessed by completing assignments, group discussions, practical hairdressing tasks, and online tests

Future opportunities

Level 3 Barbering course - full time or apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walsall College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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    • The £64m Wisemore Campus, which opened its doors in September 2009, includes fully-fitted areas for the study of business, creative arts, health, public services and computing. There is also a performance area, motor vehicle workshops, a hair and beauty training salon, a gym, a nursery and a restaurant.