Course overview

Barbering Level 2 for school leavers City of Bristol College

This full-time, one-year Level 2 course will help you begin an exciting career in barbering. It is also suitable for students advancing from a Level 1 course in hairdressing or barbering.

You will learn all about the industry and its exciting opportunities. You will work in our modern salons to develop skills in cutting and styling men’s hair.

This Level 2 Barbering course is for school leavers aged 16-18.

Dates and applications

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Barbering Level 2 for school leavers College Green Centre
Course Code
02/09/2024 - 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
LGF1470B01-1 02/09/2024 - 19/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 10.18 09:00 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, who want to turn their interest in barbering into a creative, practical and sociable career, with lots of opportunities to progress and develop.

Level 2 will suit you if you have some experience in the barbering industry and you want to be a Junior Barber. 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

You will learn about the Barber industry and the skill required to gain your Level 2 barbering qualification. This will include:

  • The Health and Safety of Barbering
  • Cutting Men’s Hair
  • Styling Men’s Hair
  • Consultation for Cutting and Styling
  • Shampoo and Condition Men’s Hair
  • Cut Facial Hair

Course entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including Maths and/or English or a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSEs in Maths and/or English, or a Functional Skills qualification in Maths and/or English.

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 ask any questions you may have.

You will 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.

Some Level 2 Technical qualifications may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course. This may include having English or Maths at Grade 4

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that 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.

You must have a keen interest in the subject, good communication skills and be able to demonstrate an excellent record of attendance and punctuality.

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 3 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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