Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Barbering for Beginners

Barbering for Beginners

Barbering Course

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering 6008-04

Get ready to take the first step towards a successful future in barbering by developing a range of skills and techniques needed to excel with this qualification.

SKU: 1207F7311
ID: 49609

Fees are per academic year, subject to change


Pay a deposit of £187.50 per item

Is this course right for me?

For those who wish to work and pursue a career in barbering, this course provides the necessary skills and knowledge to become occupationally competent as a junior barber. No previous qualifications in hairdressing are needed to start this course and learners will achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Barbering on successful completion.

Learners are required to attend College for one day per week therefore commitment, good attendance and strong organisational skills are required. Emphasis is on graded practical assessments, assignment deadlines and external tests.

This course will also include an evening commercial session once skills are developed and additional opportunities within the week may become available within the College salon to maximise commercial practice under the guidance of the barbering teaching team.

Work-based – if currently working in a hair salon, this qualification is also available through work-based learning and apprenticeship routes.

This course normally runs one day per week, for 34 weeks, starting in September.

  • If under 19, relevant Level 1 or two GCSEs at grade D or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh
  • Good personal presentation and communication skills are required
  • Each application is considered on individual merit

Learn to:

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Cut and style men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair
  • Create patterns in hair
  • Colour men’s hair
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work

Learners will also be expected to undertake work experience in a salon.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Online examination

You may wish to consider another of our part-time courses.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • A memory stick/a small portable USB hard drive
  • Hairdressing uniform - £32/£58
  • Barbering kit - £403
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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