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Barbering Apprenticeship Intermediate at Derwentside College

Course description

A Barbering Apprenticeship is for anyone who’s serious about a barbering career. There are options to suit individual needs and aspirations is ideal for those who wish to expand their salon skills and learn the trade of male grooming

The course contains units which require both practical and written assessment.  Practical assessment is completed on paying clients in a realistic salon environment and/or in an employer’s salon. 

Course content

The Intermediate Apprenticeship programme requires achievement of the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

  • 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 and scalp

  • Dry and finish men`s hair

  • Cut hair using basic barbering techniques

  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques

  • Create basic patterns in hair

  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)

The course is delivered with a 3 hour practical sessions followed by 2 hour theory session plus Functional Skills (dependent on GCSE results) one day a week

Entry requirements

Minimum four GCSE’s A-D grades, and employed in a salon environment.


Within each unit there is both practical and written assessment.

Practical assessment is completed on paying clients in a realistic salon environment or within an employer’s salon.

There are both written and on-line tests to complete assessment.

Throughout the course learners will build a portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

There is a direct progression option of Level 3 Barbering. This qualification provides the knowledge and skill to work in a salon as a junior stylist. 

Other opportunities could be working on cruise liners, film sets, TV and photoshoots.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 March 2016
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