Barbering Intermediate Apprenticeship at Gateshead College
If you are creative, like working with people and have lots of ambition, then barbering could be for you. You need to be aware of the different roles within the barber shop and have good hand and eye co-ordination, ideally combined with artistic/creative skills.
This Apprenticeship covers all the basics of barbering, as a barbering Apprentice; you will work as a junior, assisting senior staff while training as an apprentice barber.
Duties are likely to include booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying and styling men’s hair, and cutting hair with the use of clipper over comb and scissor over comb techniques.
You’ll study barbering topics such as different hair shapes and cutting facial hair to shape using basic techniques. Optional units include colouring, perming and creating basic patterns in the hair.
You will receive the following qualifications:
- NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering (QCF)
- Functional Skills - English Level 1, Mathematics Level 1 and Information, Communications and Technology Level 1.
- Additional Outcomes - Employment Rights & Responsibilities Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
You will also receive an Apprenticeship Completion Certificate when you have completed all of the requirements.
Some optional units you may choose to do will involve using chemicals such as colours and perm solutions. Any predisposition to skin allergies or conditions such as occupational dermatitis, eczema and asthma may mean these options are not suitable for you to choose.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gateshead College directly.