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Who is the course for

This is the ideal course for non-qualified hairdressers and those without any previous hairdressing/barbering experience wishing to gain skills and unit accreditation in barbering.

This course includes training and skills building before assessment work on clients begins. Areas covered include current basic barbering techniques, using basic cutting techniques, cutting facial hair and drying hair to shape for which you will achieve unit accreditation.

N.B - All learners must be able to supply their own models for ALL assessments.

Course Content

This course will cover how to cut and finish hair using basic barbering techniques which includes the use of scissors to create longer layered looks.

Techniques taught will include;

  • Longer layered mens hair (Uniform Layers and Long Graduation)
  • Shorter layered mens hair (Short Graduation)
  • Scissor and clipper over comb

It is advised that you provide your own models during the last four weeks of the course to allow more practice in preparation of the next level of training (NVQ Barbering unit accreditation)

Study Methods

This course is based on practical lessons with some elements of theory learning to recap and imbed previous learning.

How is the course assessed

No formal assessment, but you will be given personal feedback by your tutor.


Where next - Further Studies

Successful candidates may wish to develop their skills further and complete the NVQ unit accreditation qualification in Barbering.

More Information

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

Last updated: 20 December 2016

How to Apply

This course requires an informal interview.

To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Sat 11 March 2017

Starts: 11/03/2017

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Saturday 09:30 to 16:00

Total College Fee: £648.00