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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering at Dimensions Training Solutions

Course description

We have over 30 years experience in delivering hairdressing hroughout Yorkshire and have specialised training and assessment staff. We are currently Yorkshires largest training provider working with over 750 learners working towards Level 1,2 and 3 in Hairdressing/Barbering. As we are a Work Based Learning provider you will be employed from day one of your Apprenticeship so not only will you receive high quality training you will also be in receipt of a full time training wage.

Course content

The qualification is designed by the sector skills council for hairdressing employers to ensure young people have the skills employers want. The target hairdressing qualification is   Barbering NVQ Level 2 but you will also undertake Functional Skills at Level 1. The underpinning knowledge and theory work will take place at the training academy for a full day.


Mandatory Units (all must be completed)

  • Ensure your actions reduce risks to health & safety
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish mens hair
  • Change men's hair colour


  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation.
  • Promote additional services or products to customers


8 units in total must be achieved to gain a full Qualification.

Entry requirements

You are required to sit a functional skills initial assessment. From this you must attain Level 1 or greater. All learners are employed from day one so you must be employed in a salon. All this is explained at the interview stage and Dimensions assist in the process of finding employment.


Learners will be observed by a nominated assessor throughout the Barbering qualification, until competent.Knowledge is assessed by completion of written test papers, oral questioning, and assignments.

Financial information

There are no costs to you for this course.

Future opportunities

There are many future opportunities within the Hairdressing Industry , many of our apprentices have gone on to complete an Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship and gained their assessors award and now work as assessors for Dimensions Training Solutions . Many other apprentices have gone on to own their own salon, work on cruise ships and even abroad on shows.

Further information

Dimensions Training Solutions are currently operating above the national average levels of success for the Hairdressing Sector .

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dimensions Training Solutions directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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