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Barbering City and Guilds - Level 2 at Dudley College

Course description

To gain the skills and knowledge that you need to work in a Barber's shop. The diploma covers a wide range of skills from shampooing, cutting, perming and styling to colouring mens hair.

Course content

• Teamwork/values and behaviours.
• Functional skills/ GCSE resit
• Work experience and voluntary work

Health and Safety and environmental sustainability.
Cutting hair/facial hair
Shampoo and conditioning

Entry requirements

A successful interview and dexterity test.
Secured a work placement in a Barbers shop for at least one day a week and have some Barbering experience.
You must demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills and display a positive attitude to study.
Initial assessment English and Maths L1 or GCSE grades at grade 3 or above in maths and English.
You will also need to have a successful interview and practical activity. You must demonstrate good communication and personal presentation skills and display a positive attitude to study.


Continuous formative/suimmative assessment of a portfolio of evidence which will be subject to external verification.
Online exams
You are expected to take part in the college's work experience programme and open days during your course of study.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.


Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund


Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555

Future opportunities

Hairdressing Level 3.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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