NVQ Barbering

Diploma Hair & Beauty

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Hair & Beauty
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Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - )

Wythenshawe Campus
(Full Time - )

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The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS).

This qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a barber. Throughout this qualification you will cover the following units;
Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
Advise and consult with clients
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
Dry and finish men's hair
Create basic patterns in hair
Change men's hair colour
Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
Promote additional services or products to customers

4 GCSE's of grade 3 or higher including English or Math's and/or prior achievement of a Level 1 Barbering or a Level 2 Certificate in Barbering, qualification along with a subject specific interview.

The study programme provides an opportunity for you to develop a variety of practical, theoretical and employability skills. Within this qualification you are required to complete a minimum of twenty four hours of work experience

You will be on a course where assessment of practical observations supports your programme of learning. You will build a portfolio of evidence and assessed continually through practical assessment, exams and assignments.
As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence.

This qualification provides progression opportunities to the following qualifications:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

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earners are required to purchase a kit (Learners will be given approximate costs at interview)
All learners are required to wear a uniform costing approximately £42 and enclosed toe black shoes.

If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.


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