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Barber shops, hair and beauty salons and nail bars are in the top 10 most popular business start-ups. The industry offers vast opportunities for self-employment, progression, international travel and flexible working. A flair for business is just as important as creativity, as are ‘people’ skills such as confidence, communication and empathy. You can use your skills and imagination to improve someone’s life, whether it’s by making them feel good about themselves, solving a problem, or simply just having someone to talk to.

Course Information

  • Levels available 2 / 3
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref BARBER
  • Location Bletchley Campus
  • Fees £ FREE for 16-18
    19+ Please see below

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

You can expect to learn and treat clients in our stylish barbershop based in our commercial Graduate Salon. From advising and consulting with clients, to creating outlines and detailing in hair, to styling facial hair, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to lead a successful career in the industry. One of the most important aspects of being a barber is communication. You will become accustomed to reading people’s attitudes and body language, enabling you to tailor your service to every client. Keeping up to date with all the latest trends, you will gain practical and theoretical knowledge in offering the best possible treatment and service.

Our Barbering offering is based on barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading barbering association (British Barbering Association – BBA), as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a men’s hairdresser at both junior and senior level.

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What's next?

On achieving this qualification you will become eligible to become a State Registered Barber with The Hairdressing Council. As a junior barber, you will need to build up more experience and skills. You could move on to work in a commercial barber shop or salon, or even set up your own mobile service. There are also lots of opportunities you may not have considered before, such as joining the Armed Services, the HM Prison Service, cruise liners, hospitals and care homes – after all, there will always be someone who needs a haircut.

Is it for me?

Have you got an eye for style? Do you want a career in which you can help someone feel more confident about themselves and their appearance? You must be a sociable and understanding person to build a loyal client base, as well as be able to keep up to date with the latest trends in men’s style. A diverse skill set will enable you to go further in your career, so you must be willing to try new things.

This qualification has been specifically designed for people who will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior men’s hairdresser. This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior men’s hairdresser including: health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning hair; the research unit – working in the hair industry; basic cutting including facial hair and styling men’s hair . These units are all mandatory. Learners will also develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: reception duties; providing scalp massage services; promoting products and services to clients; and colouring hair.

Highlights include:

  • Trip to Salon International or Barber UK
  • Creative competitions and Barber of the Year
  • Taught by industry professionals
  • Opportunity to progress to Level 3

Entry Requirements
You require 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English and Maths.

Fees
16-18: N/A
19+: £2000
Overseas: £4000
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.

This qualification has been specifically designed and builds on existing knowledge and understanding of barbering and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a senior men’s hairdresser. Learners will have their barbering skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all of the required elements to work effectively as an advanced men’s hairdresser including: health and safety; client consultation; advanced cutting and; selling products and services to clients. These units are all mandatory.
Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council. This is the ideal course to pursue a career as a men’s hairdresser in a variety of contexts, including commercial barbershops, self-employment, product manufacturing and training, TV, film theatre and media, Armed Services, HM Prison Service, and many more.

Entry Requirements

Learners should hold a Level 2 qualification in barbering prior to undertaking this qualification.

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