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Barbering Apprenticeship Level 2 at Lowestoft College

Course description

There are six mandatory units with the remainder of the qualification made up of optional units which are selected with the course tutor and employer to suit business needs:

  • Cutting
  • Shampooing
  • Styling
  • Cutting facial hair
  • Consultation
  • Health and safety


  • Creating basic patterns in hair
  • Customer care
  • Promoting products and services
  • Colouring

This is a demanding course which will require you to have a range of models for practice and progression towards assessment. There may be a charge for these barbering services depending on your salon policy. You will need good communication skills, an appreciation of colour, style and fashion, stamina and determination.

Course content

You will need to be working in a barbers or have a barbering salon willing to employ you as an apprentice.

Alternatively you can complete a college apprenticeship application form which we will pass on to any employers who contact us seeking an apprentice.


Assessment will be an on-going process through a range of methods:

  • Practical demonstration
  • Oral questioning
  • Assignment/project work
  • Online assessment

As a trainee barber you will be required to carry out barbering services in a work environment.

You will also be required to promote all salon services and to bring in models/clients for assessment. Clients may be charged a nominal amount for salon treatments depending on salon policy.

Practical assessments will take place either in your place of work or in the College salon depending on the availability of an assessor in the workplace.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 2 course you can progress on to NVQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or continue with your current employer with the option of part-time evening attendance for short CPD courses in areas such as hairdressing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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