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Barbering Level 2 Diploma at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

Course description

Do you want to enter the exciting and cutting edge industry of Barbering? Level 2 provides the fundamental level of skill required by a barber. You will carry out a host of tasks in our modern up-to-date salons using state-of-the-art equipment. At SGS College, we also give you the opportunity to take part in exciting and varied enrichment activities alongside your main qualification, which may include: trips to hair shows, exciting fundraising events and competitions.

Course content

Here is a snapshot of the core and additional units you may study throughout the year:

  • Drying and finishing men's hair
  • Cutting men's hair
  • Facial hair cutting techniques
  • Outlines and detailing in Hair.

Entry requirements

3 GCSE at grades 9–4 (A–C or equivalent), including English. You should have excellent personal appearance and a high level of hygiene. You must be enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in barbering. You will also need to have suitable tutor/school references and a skills check. You may have already achieved a Level 1 Hair and Beauty qualification with suitable references from your tutor and have at least 90% attendance.


You will be assessed through observation of practical assessments, assignments and examinations at different points in the year. The final assessment will occur as a synoptic test of a range of treatments within a given time limit. Experienced tutors will closely monitor and guide you through techniques to ensure you are meeting and exceeding industry standards. You will have personal one-to-one tutorials to review your progress regularly.

Future opportunities

On completion, you will have the skills and confidence to progress into employment or continued learning, such as an apprenticeship or level 3 qualification in Barbering.


  • Junior stylist
  • Colour technician
  • Work in a hairdressing salon/barbershop
  • Apprenticeship

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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