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Cutting Men's Hair City & Guilds Level 2

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Cutting Men's Hair City & Guilds Level 2

This Level 2 award will focus on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required for cutting men’s hair, and will prepare you for progression into the certificate in barbering. You will learn how to consult with clients, health and safety along with developing a variety of barbering techniques to include cutting men’s hair.

Gaining this qualification will provide better employment opportunities to work in the industry completing male clients. This City and Guilds international award gives you the opportunity to work both locally or abroad. We offer a high street salon experience with external clients for assessments, building skills and confidence.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements


3 GCSEs grades 9-3 ideally including English and maths or a level 1 qualification in Hair, Beauty or Barbering.


Experience of working in a salon environment.

What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Cutting Men’s Hair.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

  • Ongoing practical assessments throughout the duration of the course for the practical element of the programme
  • Online end of unit exams and assignments

Course content

What will I study?
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Follow health and safety in the salon
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Cutting men’s hair
What skills will I gain?
  • Communication with a wide range of clients
  • Practical skills in haircutting
  • Ability to promote products and services
  • Confidence working with people

Next steps

Course progression:
  • Level 2 Barbering
  • you could continue your studies in women’s hairdressing

Career progression:

Junior barber average salary for a barber is £24,000.

Additional information

  • You will need to purchase a kit and uniform to complete the course  – kit and uniform costs TBC
  • You will have the opportunity to visit Salon International /  Professional Beauty –  price TBC

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, or contact

Available Courses
Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford
Starts: 31/01/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 14 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £345.00

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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.

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 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.