OverviewCutting Mens Hair City & Guilds Level 2 Award
Your cutting skills are among the most important you will need as a barber, and take time to develop. During this course you will use scissors and clippers to produce both classical styles and commercial fashion looks. As your skills develop you will gain the confidence to cut different hair types, creating both graduated and one-length cuts. This is a student-focused course that will be tailored to meet the individual needs of each student, ensuring that your creative skills and knowledge will be expanded to maximum effect.
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3 GCSEs at grades A*- D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths. Other requirements: Desirable: If you have gained any work-based qualifications these could also be taken into consideration.
You will be taught how to provide different cutting techniques including uniform layer, graduation, around the ear outline, with fade. You will study the following units:
- Cutting Men’s Hair
- Health and Safety
Following your practical training you will complete formative and summative assessments where you will have the opportunity to gain a pass, merit or distinction. Please be aware that you may need to provide models for your assessments. You will be taught theory knowledge including Health & Safety in the Salon which will involve online exams at the end of the units. You will also be required to study at home during the course to improve your practical skills, as well as produce written assignments and complete exam revision.
Course progression: To expand or advance your skills you could continue your studies in women’s hairdressing or in barbering.
Career progression: Following the completion of the course you could work in a salon cutting men’s hair or as a mobile stylist.
Dress code is smart black trousers, plain black top (no logo) and closed in, low heel, black shoes. You will also need to buy a ring binder folder for theory notes and your portfolio of evidence
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.Find out more
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
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- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Greater Manchester
- Greater London
- Liverpool City Region
- Tees Valley
- West of England
- West Midlands
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.
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