This qualification has been developed collaboratively with employers, professional associations, and trade bodies to set the standard and content. These stakeholders have helped to identify expectations for the profession, essentials for employees working at this level, and key or common areas of weakness that need to be addressed. Such activities have informed coverage, evidentiary requirements, the setting of pass thresholds, grade descriptors, and criteria.
This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for barbering which includes all the required elements to work effectively as a senior barber, senior men’s hairdresser or stylist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units, which include:
• Health and safety in the salon
• Hairdressing consultation
• Cutting hair using barbering techniques
• Creating facial hair shapes
• Men’s styling services
• Shaving services>
Learn from experienced industry experienced tutors who are salon ownersStudy in specialist salons with industry-standard equipment
Work on real-life clients in our commercial salons
Hear from guest speakers from local businesses
Competitions including World Skills
Work experience opportunities with local employers
Maths & English qualification
In order to optimise their chances of success, a learner will ideally hold a Level 2 qualification or equivalent in barbering.
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Apply Now button at the top of this page.
For more information support with your enquiry or application please contact Student Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01909 504500.
Those aged 19 or over may not need to pay fees depending on their circumstances. Find out if you qualify for help with fees.If you need further advice or guidance please contact the Enquiries Team on 01709 513355.
To be awarded this qualification, learners must successfully achieve the following assessments: • Externally set and internally marked graded practical assessments (50% of qualification grade) • Externally set and marked examinations (30% of qualification grade) • Externally set and internally marked graded synoptic assessment (20% of qualification grade) • Portfolio of evidence (does not contribute to the overall qualification grade)
“I love coming in to College, seeing friends and working with hair and make-up. In the future, I want to work with celebrities’ hair and make-up and the skills we learn at College can really help me with that.”Oliver Soar Level 2 - Make-up Services
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