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Barbering - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at East Surrey College

Course description

The Level 2 programme provides all the basic practical skills and knowledge needed to work in the Barbering Industry as a Junior Stylist.

Course content

Units/topics covered:
• Ensure your own actions reduce risks to Health and Safety
• Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
• Advise and consult with clients
• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair & scalp
• Cut men’s hair using basic techniques
• Style men’s hair
• Change men’s hair colour
• Cut men’s facial hair
Optional units:
• Fulfil salon reception duties
• Promote additional products or services to clients
• Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this Apprenticeship but you must be employed in a barbering or unisex salon for a minimum of 24 hours a week. It is essential you have the right mind-set for working full time and studying at the same time. Having a can-do attitude, being flexible and reliable are also important. You must also be able to communicate effectively with others.


The assessment takes place through coursework, continuous observation of practical skills and end of unit tests. You will also be assessed in the work place by our salon assessor.

Financial information

If you are under 19 when you start your apprenticeship then tuition is free. If you are 19 or over please call our Employer Services team for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility.

Future opportunities

Completion of this course enables progression onto Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering.

Further information

Equipment needed:
East Surrey College uniform is required and costs approximately £55
A Kit for use in practical sessions (approx. £130)
If you have an employer please contact our Employer Services team on 01737 788316

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 2 Years
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