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Barbering Level 2 Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

This progamme of study is designed to enable you to take the first step on the ladder to become a Barber. It is fast moving and suitable for hardworking candidates who have a creative flair, a lively and tactful personality with a genuine interest in people. It is challenging and varied covering a range of skills to enable candidates to enter the barbering industry where they will be cutting, styling and colouring clients hair.

Course content

If you are aged 16-18 years you will follow a study programme consisting of your main qualification, English, Maths, Enterprise, Work Experience and Enrichment activities. If you achieve GCSE grade D in English or Maths then you will re-sit your GCSE in these subjects. If your GCSE grades in English and Maths are below a D grade then you will do Functional skills in both subjects. 19+ learners will not undertake English and Maths. The skills developed by the learner include: • Client consultation for hair services • Colour and lighten hair • Cut men's hair • Style men’s hair • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp • Cut facial hair • Health & Safety • Promote products and services to clients • Reception duties • Working in the hair industry • Create an image based on a theme • Display a stock to promote sales 

The delivery of this course will be a combination of demonstrations, practical sessions, structured theory delivery, group work, self-directed study, classroom discussions, research and lectures. External guest speakers are invited in throughout the year

Entry requirements


Aged 16 years or over before the 1st September in year of entry, you will need 3 GCSE’s at grade D or above including English language. If you have a current Level 1 Barbering qualification, you will need to pass a trade test and interview. All candidates will undergo an interview


Practical skills will be assessed through observation and feedback. Theory knowledge will be assessed through a combination of written assignments, on-line exams, oral questioning and presentations. 

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

This course can lead you on to a varied and exciting career in the
barbering industry. Options include: Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in
Barbering Apprenticeship, Freelance Barber, Fashion Session Stylist, work
in a Barbers Shop or on a Cruise liner.

Further information

We have three fully equipped training salons for you to train in. A
commercial salon and a barbers shop that attracts real customers
creating a stimulating creative learning environment. Use of
professional commercial product ranges such as Crew, Paul Mitchell,
L’Oreal and Wella.
You will be given the opportunity toattend Salon International in London
during October 2015, BarberUK in Birmingham during May 2016 and
British Barbers Connect in Cardiff during Jun 2016.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 March 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle