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Barbering VTCT Level 2 Diploma at Southport College

Course description

This course is designed to prepare students for a career in the exciting world of barbering.

Course content

The course is based on the New Hairdressing Standards and is specifically related to male clients. You will learn: Health & safety in the salon How to give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation How to advise and consult with clients Shampoo and conditioning techniques of the hair and scalp How to cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques How to cut hair to shape using basic techniques How to dry hair to shape to create a finished look How to promote additional products or services to clients.
How to create hair patterns. 

Entry requirements

A Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and Barbering/ Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy or 3 GCSEs at Grade D or equivalent + interview and suitable reference

For students who have not yet achieved a grade C in Maths or English it is compulsory to study either Functional Skills or GCSE in each relevant subject. Attendance at these sessions are a vital part of your course to enhance your employability skills and prospects.


There is continual assessment of practical work by direct observation from your tutor. The theory element of the course is by oral, written and assignment evidence and a portfolio of evidence must be gathered throughout the year to satisfy internal and external verifiers.

Whilst our Barbering salons are well marketed, it is the responsibility of the student to bring friends and family in to model for them to ensure that they have sufficient practice and assessment opportunities are met. This is due to the high volume of male clients required at specific times on this intensive course. There is no charge for cutting hair or facial hair to help you in this task.

Financial information

All students pay £15 College enrolment fee. Students over 19 pay a VTCT Lifetime Registration Fee of £16 and exam fees of £95.
Students over 19 years may also be liable for payment of course fees if already in employment/not in receipt of benefit. Cost to be confirmed.
Student Services will be able to advise you accordingly.
A Barbers kit will be required - approximate cost £212.21. 
Uniform - Ladies : 2 tunics and 1 trousers £53.90 plus flat black shoes which are available for £16 and an optional uniform cardigan £16.95.A single tunic and trouser package is available for £34.95 plus shoes and cardigan as above.
Male students are required to wear formal black shirt, trousers and shoes.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2016

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