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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Course Type:   Full-time


Please be aware this course is now full. If you apply, you will receive a course full email and if place was to become available we would be in contact but we cannot guarantee this. Some courses still have availability- please check the website for update information on course availability.


This is an exciting one-year course for anyone wanting to begin a career in barbering.  It is suitable for beginners, looking to build and develop skills within the barbering industry working in our new modern realistic salon environment ‘The rookie Barber’. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to progress on to SVQ3 Barbering or into employment in the barbering trade. 


    What the course includes

    You will learn basic barbering skills and techniques in a realistic working environment creating looks.  The course includes basic cutting techniques, creating basic outlines and detailing in the hair, creating facial hair shape using basic techniques. Shampooing and finishing gent’s hair.

    You will be working as part of a team, creating industry looks using the skills you have learnt keeping up with trends.  There will be practical assessments under observation, portfolio evidence and online VTCT assessments.


Why choose this course

You will learn and create current and emerging cuts in a realistic salon environment, preparing you for employment.  Guest speakers will tell you about career options, carry out live demos; and additional courses will keep you up to date with trends.  Opportunity to showcase your skills entering competitions.

Students who have successfully completed SVQ2 Barbering have progressed to employment in barber shops and also freelance barbers

You will be taught by industry-experienced staff, and train in a commercial Barbers within the college.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be 16 years or over before the 29th of August 2024
  • Have an interest in the barbering is essential
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with the general public
  • Highly motivated


If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved ESOL National 5 (or equivalent)

  • Where it Leads

    Education: SVQ Level 3 Barbering

    Employment: As a Barber within a barber’s salon or self-employed.

Interview Arrangements

If selected for interview, you will be required to complete the follow:

  • Welcome and course information
  • Individual interview
  • Written task


You must pass interview stage, practical/written task

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.