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Barbering City & Guild Level 2 Certificate

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Barbering City & Guild Level 2 Certificate

This intensive course provides you with the basic skills and knowledge to begin a career in barbering.

The course covers all aspects of basic barbering, providing an internationally recognised City and Guilds qualification. On completion of the course, you will be qualified to work as a junior barber or to be self-employed.

You will learn both scissor and clipper cutting techniques along with facial hair.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements


A good level of written and spoken English.


3 X 3 GCSEs at D and above or 3-9.

What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Barbering.

How will I be assessed?


  • On-line end of unit exams
  • Assignment
  • On-going practical observations

Course content

What will I study?

Area covered:

  • 201 Working in the Hair and Barbering Industry
  • 202 Health and Safety
  • 203 Client consultation for barbering services
  • 204 Shampoo and Condition hair
  • 210 Cut men’s hair
  • 211 Cut facial hair
  • 212 Create an Image based on a Theme
  • 104 Styling Men’s Hair

Next steps

Course progression: Level 3 Barbering.

 Career progression: Self- employment, employment in a barbers.

Additional information

You will need to wear all black and purchase a kit. Kit costs available on interview.

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Available Courses
Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford
Starts: 19/09/2022
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Wednesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 20/09/2022
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.