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Course Code: BARB

Level: 2
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Are you 16-18 years old and interested in a career in barbering? This City & Guilds technical certificate at City College Plymouth will give you the skills you need to work at a junior level in men’s hairdressing and barbering. It will cover basic barbering skills and is specifically designed to enable you to carry out a range of techniques in barbering. In our fully equipped salons you will learn barbering skills in cutting, styling and shampooing. You will also develop your skills in customer care and consultation, and health and safety.

What you'll learn

You will study core and specialist units in cutting, male grooming, colouring, shampoo, condition and styling.

Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this course, you will need the following:

  • four GCSEs at grades 3 (D) or above
  • an NVQ/VRQ Level 1 in Hairdressing or Hair and Beauty
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience

Your practical applications will be assessed through observation, oral questioning, written assignments and online exams.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may progress to a Level 3 Barbering course or a Level 2 Hairdressing, work as an Improver in a Barber’s shop, work on a cruise ship, become a specialist technician, or pursue a junior role in a salon.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: BARB

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £750

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £50

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 C
19 - 23 A + C  or   B + C(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A + C  or   B + C

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.