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Barbering (Introduction)

Course Code: IHBA

Level: 1
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Ten weeks
When you'll study: TBC

About the course

This course is for those interested in barbering. It is a good starting point for those not confident with the use of computers or Google suite. You will gain knowledge of a professional image in a salon environment and at the end of the course will have an understanding of the range of services and treatments offered in the barbering sector.

What you'll learn

This course involves practical and theory sessions to achieve three units.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, you must have an interest in barbering.


You will be assessed via three assignments (completed on Google Classroom) and practical assessments in the salon.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the Level 2 Certificates in Barbering or Hairdressing.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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