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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

Course Background:

This courses allows the student to learn, develop and practice skills required to provide barbering services.


1 year and part-time at Selby College.

Start date for 2020/21 entry TBC.


Coursework and Exam.

Barbering NVQ Level 2 is the 'job ready'qualification required to work in the Hairdressing industry.

Your Course:

The course delivery is a combination of attending college 3 hours per week for the practical delivery and some theory work and distance learning using online resources in your own time at home.

You must complete a range of assessments on paying clients within set times on the following practical activities:

  • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish men’s hair
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Colour and lighten men’s hair

We will try to supply enough clients for all learners; however, there may be times where they need to supply their own clients.

Entry Requirements:

Entry onto the course will be through application the standard part-time application procedure. The suitability of any candidate will be considered at interview.


On successful completion, you may choose to progress on to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering, subject to the successful completion of this qualification.

Potential Careers:

  • Senior Barber
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Owner