This course will help you develop the skills, knowledge and experience to work in a barbershop as a barber, teaching you the latest techniques for styles such as skin fades, alongside facial hair trimming.You will learn how to work in accordance with health and safety procedures to ensure the wellbeing of your clients, your colleagues, and yourself. As well as working in the college's own hairdressing salon, you will also have the opportunity to do a period of work experience. You will also work on improving your English and Maths skills.
Topics covered can include: Client consultation for hair services Following health and safety practice in the salon Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp Promoting products and services to clients in a salon Cutting short hair Cutting facial hair Working in the hair industry Displaying stock to promote sales in a salon Styling short hair Salon reception duties
You will need: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English Language and Maths or equivalent Level 1 qualificationAll applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence, collected from written assessments, presentations, witness statements and practice observation.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
You can progress onto the following courses
L2 Hairdressing, L2 Hair media Make Up or level 3 barbering