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Barbering Level 2 Diploma at Hertford Regional College

Course description

This course will help you to develop your knowledge and build your skills in Barbering techniques from cutting, shampooing and conditioning, through to colouring.

Once you have achieved this qualification you can progress to our Award in Barbering at Level 3.

Course content

This is a one year programme that will enable you to develop practical and knowledge in client consultation, cutting hair and facial hair, colouring, shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp, styling men's hair and all aspects of health and safety.

Entry requirements

Have a minimum of 136 GCSE entry points including two GCSE's at Grade D or above, one of which must be English Language.

If progressing from Level 1 Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy you must have demonstrated good attendance/timekeeping, the ability to meet deadlines and reasonable skills development.

You will also need to have a good personal presentation and communication skills.


Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.  You will be guided and supported in practical theoretical sessions.  Skills will be assessed as soon as you and your assessor consider it is appropriate.

Financial information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2016. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2016, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last three years, and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). However, fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). You will be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee, materials fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

Future opportunities

  • Progress onto Level 3 Award in Cutting Men's Hair and Facial Hair.
  • Employment.

Further information

Additional Activities 

Depending on your prior achievement, you may be able to re-sit GCSE English and/or Maths. Enrichment activities (trips, visits etc) will be arranged, which are beneficial to this course and your learning. The standard trips on this programme are a day out at the International Hairdressing event called Salon International and a trip to the Wella World Studio in London for an education seminar.  Compulsory enrichment activities will be free of charge and you will participate in various competitions throughout the year. 

What will I need? 

  • You will need to purchase personal stationery.
  • Kit and Uniform are issused at the start of the course, upon payment of all course fees.  Kits are non refundable once the course starts.
  • For students progressing from within the department, previous kit items will be appropriate but additional items will need to be purchased.
  • Payment for optional enrichment activities are detailed throughout the year.
  • Costs are appropriate and revised yearly.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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    • Road: Ware is accessible from A10, just off of the M25 (Junction 25) and the A414 from Harlow.

      Buses: a regular bus service runs to our Ware Campus (listed as Hertford Regional College) including:

      724 from Harlow                          approx 20 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross     approx 50 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                 approx 10 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Ware station to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted.

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Ware – 42 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Ware – 46 minutes