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Barbering Intermediate (Level 2)

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Barbering Intermediate (Level 2)

The VTCT Level 2 Barbering Diploma will provide you with an excellent foundation to your barbering training.

You will study the basic elements of being a barber. This Level 2 course will provide you with the knowledge and skills for working in the barbering industry, learning the latest techniques as well as the knowledge to work in the sector.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs grades 9-3 OR equivalent.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods for each unit. There are multiple choice exams on the course. Within each unit you will complete written tasks, and complete a set number of practical assessments.

Course content

What will I study?

This course will give you an introduction to several different aspects of working in the barbering sector.

The units that you will cover are:

  • Health and Safety
  • Cutting Hair
  • Cutting Facial Hair
  • Shampoo and Condition
  • Client Consultation
  • Salon Reception
  • Creating basic patterns in hair

All lessons take place at the main Kingsway campus in Dunstable.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mix of theory and practical sessions, which will take place in our modern salon.


You will be given short tasks to complete each week, which form the basis for your coursework.

Next steps

Course progression:

Level 3 Barbering, Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up, Apprenticeships.

Career progression:

Working in a salon/spa, setting up a business, hair and beauty retail.


Additional information

Equipment and other costs:

You will need to purchase a kit. This will be used in all of your practical sessions, and is yours to keep at the end of the course. You will also be required to purchase a t-shirt and to wear suitable black trousers and black shoes for each lesson.

We have a uniform shop which also contains a lot of optional items; you will be provided a link for this at the beginning of your course.


No, there is no work placement attached, but we will give opportunities throughout the course to put yourself into a real world scenario.

Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 35 weeks
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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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.

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.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


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 to order your copy.