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Who is the course for

This course is for those wishing to pursue barbering as a career.

Course Content

This course will cover techniques for basic barbering, which includes working on gents’ hair and beards, preparing the hair, using basic cutting techniques to create shape and finishing using drying techniques.

Units covered are:

  • G20 - Health & Safety.
  • GB3 - Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
  • GB4 - Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • GB5 - Dry and finish mens hair

Study Methods

This course is both practical and theory based.

Practical lessons will consist of demonstrations, training, and working on models or training heads. Candidates will train until a level of competency is reached after which formal assessment will take place. This process will continue for the duration of the course.

Theory lessons will take place at certain intervals throughout the course where underpinning knowledge will be taught. Candidates will be required to complete a number of homework revision packs on preparation for written assessments and formal exams.

Please note that you must be able to provide models for practice and assessment

How is the course assessed

Practical training followed by formal assessment and theory based knowledge tests and work packs followed by formal exam

Where next - Further Studies

Successful candidates may wish to progress onto further hairdressing training such as NVQ Level 2 in Ladies Hairdressing.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Successful candidates may wish to progress onto further hairdressing training such as NVQ Level 2 in Ladies Hairdressing.

More Information

  • For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Wed 22 February 2017

Starts: 22/02/2017

Duration: 16 Week(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Thursday 18:30 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £416.00

Enquire here for future course dates
Hayes Campus: Course Starting Thu 29 September 2016

Starts: 29/09/2016

Duration: 13 Week(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Tuesday 15:30 to 18:30

Total College Fee: £446.00