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Who is the course for

This is the ideal course for recently qualified hairdressers and those with barbering experience who do not require intensive training. If you want a barbering qualification and have completed the Introduction to Barbering and Basic Confidence with Clippers courses this is your next step.

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 techniques for basic barbering, which includes working on gentsÂ’ 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.

Last updated: 20 December 2016

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 Thu 22 February 2018

Starts: 22/02/2018

Duration: 14 Week(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Saturday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £597.00