VTCT NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering


Apprenticeships in Barbering are for anyone who enjoys working with people to create different hair styles using a range of techniques.

What are the entry requirements?

These are dependent on the sector and the criteria of some employers, but they are normally:

A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A ? E, grades 9 - 3 or an equivalent qualification.

What subjects will I study?

Students will cover a range of units which may include: client care, health and safety, advising and consulting with clients, shampooing and conditioning, cutting and styling men?s hair, facial hair cutting, creating patterns, perming men?s hair, colouring men?s hair and reception duties.

How will I learn?

An Apprenticeship is made up of practical work based training (with your employer), training to support the theory and knowledge of your vocational area and general skill qualifications in maths, English and IT. You will also learn about employee rights and responsibilities, personal, learning and thinking skills and depending on which area of training you undertake, some of this learning may take place in college.

How will I be assessed?

The apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and external assessment. The technical certificate is assessed in your lessons through assignments set by your tutors. Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Advanced Apprentice Level 3
Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4

How long is the course?

They usually take around 18 months to complete.

Are there any additional costs?

This is a professional qualification and as such there is a strict salon dress code to follow. The uniform consists of a black/red tunic, black trousers and low heeled closed toe shoes. (The uniform to be purchased through college at a discounted price £65). Examples of appropriate footwear will be shown to you at interview.

There is also a hairdressing kit for purchase that will be compulsory to bring to all lessons (costs in the region of £125). This kit contains specific equipment that must be brought to every session. It is ordered via the College and full instructions on how to obtain, will be given at interview or sent when you are offered of a place on the course. In certain circumstances, you may be eligible for financial assistance via a means tested bursary. Further information is available from Student Services, behind main Reception.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

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