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Barbering Diploma

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Course Code   10007-CAM-22,10443-STA-22


Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   13/09/2022


Course Type   Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   13/09/2022

If you are interested in a career in barbering, this course will equip you with the latest skills and know how. The course has been developed in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current but will set you apart in the workplace.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own barber services.

  What You Will Learn

You will be hands-on from the first week. Learning in purpose-built salons, you will be training in a dynamic and commercial environment. This qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; cutting men's hair, the specialist work of cutting facial hair, how to provide effective shampooing and conditioning or styling services and how to offer a good consultation service for clients.

As well as the practical knowledge that you will gain from working on the job, our team of industry trained professionals will guide you through the theory offering their advice and demonstrating techniques.

On this course you will also have the opportunity to work on reception, enhancing your work-based skills in customer service, product promotion and retail sales.

Assessments are carried out during practical lessons along with some on-line testing.

  Entry Requirements

You will need to have a minimum GCSEs at grades 4 – 9 in English and mathematics. At Cornwall College, we recognise that applicants without these qualifications can often offer a high level of competence as well as life experience and we will therefore consider all applications on their merits alongside their qualifications. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the requirements, please call the department and ask to speak to the study programme manager who will be happy to discuss it with you.

  Work Experience

You are expected to find an external work placement while on the course. This will help you gain valuable work experience to help you develop a career in this exciting industry. However, we have work place coordinators that can help you or you may be able to gain work experience in our own commercial Salons open to the public.

  Assessment

You will be assessed through either written assignments or online multiple choice questions, as well as practical assessment on customers in our commercial salons that are open to the public.

  Progression

Once you have completed the Barbering Level 2 course, you will have a basic understanding of the Barbering industry and be ready to move on to the more advanced Level 2 and 3 courses. Cornwall college offers the complete pathway in Barbering and you could take your qualifications further by progressing on to the barbering diploma level 3.

Past students have gone on go on to managing their own business, travel on cruise liners or teach.

We also offer apprenticeships across the hair & beauty industry, so if you want to earn while you learn, then you can consider that option.

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Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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Alisha Dobson

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I was very nervous and excited to start college. I was living in Looe and nobody that I knew from my school was going to do the course that I was going to do, so yeah, I had first day jitters, but it was great. I made friends really quickly and like everyone says it goes really fast, so enjoy it. I loved my hairdressing course and getting really hands on. Before I started college I spent the summer in a salon, just as an assistant, soaking everything up and watching lots. I also practiced things on my friends and family, even if it was just blow drying. I have very curly hair so I really enjoyed trying new things out on my own hair too. There are so many options with hairdressing, it’s really limitless.

I now have my own salon in South London called Bleach. I also do a lot of freelance work, which I have been doing for about 10 years now working in TV, music videos, touring with musicians and artists on their tours, lots of live TV and photo shoots and things like that. I have also been able to travel, all things I never even imagined I would be able to do, so your possibilities are endless.

If the freelance side of things is what you would like to get into be very well rounded. I think it’s played well for me that I can do everything from cutting, colouring and extensions down to perming and shampoo and sets. When I was at college I was like; “oh another perm!”, but all of those things really shape everything that you end up being able to do. They give you so many skills that you might think at the time you’re not going to need but you really will want them! Practice as much as possible and play around, your friends will get tired of having their hair done.

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