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Barbering VRQ Level 2 Certificate at The Canterbury Academy

Course description

This course is portfolio based work with assessments through observations. It covers men’s cutting and styling and facial beard shaping, both practically and theoretically.

Course content

The course covers the following areas:

  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Client consultation
  • Cutting men’s hair
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Cutting and shaping men’s facial hair

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, an interview is required to check commitment and dedication for the subject. It is essential that students have a passion for hair.


This subject is assessed through portfolio and observations, both practically and theoretically.

Future opportunities


Students can progress onto the following areas:

  • Level 3 Barbering
  • After Level 3 students can progress onto becoming an assessor



  • A career in men’s hairdressing
  • A career into ladies’ hairdressing
  • Competition work – both locally and nationally

With experience students can eventually progress onto becoming a salon manager

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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