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Hair, beauty and holistics - Apprenticeship in Barbering level 2 at Kirklees College, Dewsbury Centre

Course description

You will learn all barbering techniques including:

• Shampooing and conditioning hair

• Cutting hair using barbering techniques

• Styling and finishing hair

• Cutting facial hair into shape

• Providing shaving services for men

Course content

You’ll be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair.

You will be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with your role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

The purchase of a barbering kit is essential to the completion of this course. Personal appearance must reflect industry standards.

Entry requirements

An initial assessment indicating that you are working at level 1 and you are able to achieve level 1 maths and English within one year, and you must like working with people and demonstrate the potential to develop good communication skills, and you should also demonstrate an interest or knowledge of working in the vocational area and wish to take up a career in a relevant industry. See website for more details.


All units need to be achieved before a practical end-point assessment, where you will demonstrate you can complete a range of services on models to industry standards and within commercial timings.

Your consultation and communication skills, safe working practices, professionalism, values and behaviours will be assessed by practical observation and questioning.

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3 Barbering or Level 2 Hairdressing, employment in a barbers or selfemployment.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year