Barbering VRQ City and Guilds

Entry Requirements:
A genuine interest in the hair industry. A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be required to take a qualification in these alongside the barbering course.

Why Should You Take This Course?
If you are interested in working within barbering, this course will give you an insight into the many aspects of the industry. The course will cover the knowledge and skills required to enter into a career in the barbering industry. It is focused on barbering and gents' styling and colouring.

Course content
The course includes the following core units:
- Working in the Hair Industry
- Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
- Client consultation for hair services
- Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
- Promote products and services to clients in the salon
- Cut Men's Hair
- Cut Facial Hair
- Colour and Lighten Hair
- Styling Men's Hair
- You will participate in the annual photo shoot
Learners will also gain experience in a barbers shop through work placement and in the college training salon which is open to the public.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is carried out through the production of a portfolio which will include assignments, online testing and project work along with evidence of practical assessment. Students are assessed carrying out a range of basic barbering services on clients.
Are there any special expenses?
A barbering kit and uniform will be needed for this course.
What could I do next?
Successful completion of this qualification will allow students to further their education by studying additional Level 2 awards in women's hairdressing or progressing on to a Level 3 barbering course. Students would also be well placed to move into the industry and undertake a Level 2 (NVQ) apprenticeship or further training towards becoming a qualified barber.

How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post
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