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Barbering Intermediate (Level 2)

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Barbering Intermediate (Level 2)

This full time City and Guilds qualification is designed for those who are looking at developing a career in barbering. This course covers both theory and practical aspects of barbering.

Course information

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

Duration: 1 Year

  • 3 GCSEs at grades 9-3 ideally including English and maths


  • Barbering at Level 1

Duration: 2 Years

  • 3 GCSEs at grades 9-1 ideally including English and maths and keen interest in barbering.

Other relevant levels of qualifications will be considered.

Course content

The study programme consists of practical, theory, tutorials, English and Maths.

Subject units:

  • Cut men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Client consultation Services
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Perming


  • English and maths:
    If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade 9-4 (A*-C), we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications:
    The programme will also involve demonstrations of current barbering trends.
Assessment methods

Following your intensive practical training you will complete formative and summative assessments. The theory training will involve assignments on online exams. You will also be required to study at home during the course.


You will gain:

  • Barbering Intermediate City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Plus English and maths qualifications if required

Further study and career options

At the end of this study programme you will be a qualified Level 2 barber, ready to pursue a career in barbering, or you can progress onto out Barbering Level 3 course.

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Course Duration

This course can be completed in one year or two years dependent on your grades. Please apply for the course as normal and you will be placed on the appropriate course during the application/ enrolment process. For any questions, please contact

Available Courses
Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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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.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

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. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto 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
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Bedford College Barbering Level 2
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When I was growing up a family friend worked in a barber shop and it was something that always intrigued me. I’d go and spend a couple of hours in the shop just watching everything that went on.

So when I left school, this course really appealed to me. We start out learning on models and then move on to real clients. I’ve enjoyed learning to cut long and short hair, as well as beards. We’ve also covered colouring and styling. The tutors really know their stuff and are all very good.

We recently visited Salon International in London, which is a large exhibition of the hairdressing industry.

I have a work experience placement at Bedford Barber. I’m hoping to secure a job there once the course is finished. They have helped me to progress my skills and experience.

Once I’ve gained more experience I would love to get a job cutting hair on a cruise ship. My ultimate aim is to own my own barber shop and even make it into a franchise one day.

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 to order your copy.