Course overview

Barbering (Pathway 3) Level 1 City of Bristol College

This one-year, full-time Level 1 Barbering qualification will help you build the foundations to begin an exciting career.

You will learn all about the requirements for working in the Barbering industry and its exciting opportunities. You will work in our modern college salons to practice your skills in a realistic environment.

You will develop the knowledge and skills you need for the next level of learning, employment or an apprenticeship.

Dates and applications

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Barbering (Pathway 3) Level 1 College Green Centre
Course Code
03/09/2024 - 19/06/2025
1 years
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
Start Time
College Green Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGF1946C01-1 03/09/2024 - 19/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 9.50 09:15 College Green Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18. You should be keen to develop and progress, in your learning and personally.

If you have a passion for hair and for men’s fashion then this will be the starting point for your career as a Barber.

What you'll learn

This Level 1 course will give you the basic knowledge, skills and experience in the Barbering industry. You will also build your confidence and your communication skills when working with our clients.

You will learn about the Barber industry and the skills required to gain your Level 1 barbering qualification. This will include:

  • The Health and Safety of Barbering
  • Styling Men’s Hair
  • Consultation for Styling
  • Shampoo and Condition Men’s Hair
  • Working as a team

Course entry requirements

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to tour our excellent facilities and ask any questions you may have.

You will be asked to provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

You need 3 GCSEs at Grade 1 to Grade 3, including Maths and English, or a previous vocational qualification.

Some Level 1 qualifications in trade-based subjects may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course.

Don’t have any formal qualifications? Don’t worry, let us know and we can assess you to ensure you will be able to achieve well on the course.

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish! Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is delivered in modern salons and classrooms.

You will have practical workshops as well as work in our realistic college salons which are open to the public for your Barbering sessions. During these sessions you will develop your Barbering skills and be assessed working on clients.

You will also have theory lessons where you will gain the required knowledge and understanding and will demonstrate this knowledge through a mix of online assessment and assignment work.

Future career and study opportunities

You can go on to complete a Barbering Apprenticeship or a Level 2 full-time Barbering qualification. With these qualifications you can gain employment in a Barbers or be self-employed.

Additional costs

You will be required to purchase a barbering kit at a cost of £159.50. 

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

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