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Barbering NVQ 2 Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

This course covers all aspects of barbering and prepares students for a career in Male Grooming

Course content

You will study cutting, styling, pattern cutting, colouring and clipper work. Ideal if you want to improve your barbering skills to enter the industry. All students should: - be able to commit to 100% attendance - be able to complete heavy workload in one year Additional Requirements - students must be able to stand for long periods of time - students must be willing to carry out and receive treatments from each other. - as an essential requirement you must be able to provide a range of models on a weekly basis - students should also wear minimal jewellery (watch, small neat earrings) - light daytime make-up and hair must be clean - well groomed and away from the face - nails must be short and without nail polish. - no facial piercing - you will need to wear professional salon dress for practical sessions - reduce Risks to Health and Safety. - advise and consult with clients. - cut hair using basic Barbering Techniques. - cut facial hair to shape. - shampoo and Condition Hair and Scalp. - create Patterns in the Hair. - dry hair to shape to create finished looks for men. - promote products

Entry requirements

You should have two GCSEs at Grade F or above and an interest in hospitality and catering.


Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including Practical Observations and Online Tests.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could study a.. Level 3 Barbering Level 2 Hairdressing

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.