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Level 2 Certificate in Barbering (Adult Course)


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This course is suitable for those who wish to specialise in barbering. During this course you will learn the theory behind the cutting you practice and gain a thorough understanding of how to effectively deliver cutting services to men. You will be based in the College's commercial salon and taught by industry professionals so that you gain the confidence needed to launch your career in barbering.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course will start in September and will take one year to complete. You will attend on a Tuesday evening, from 5.30pm - 8.00pm.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Maintaining health and safety in the barbershop
  • Client consultation for barbering services
  • Creatively cutting men's hair
  • Creating facial hair designs

How is it assessed?

You will be continually assessed throughout the course, completing all of your assessments on a commercial client (paying customer). Your commercial client could be a family member or a friend.

You will also build an evidence-based portfolio of work, to capture the practical skills and experience that you have developed on your course.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications to be able to study this course, however you must have a keen interest in the subject and several friends and family who are willing for you to practice on.

A placement in a barbershop would support you in completing the practical assessments for the qualification

What are the course fees?

The course fee is £362. You may be eligible for funding depending on your personal circumstances and subject to a fee assessment during the enrolment process. For further details, please visit our financial support pages.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

There are a range of career opportunities as a Junior Barber, after completing further training, within areas such as:

  • Commercial barbershops
  • Self-employment

Students will also have the opportunity to develop their skills further by undertaking more advanced qualifications, including:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

Are you ready to apply?

Are you

ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.


Please note, we have taken our utmost care to describe and show course information as accurately as possible. St Helens College reserves the right to amend, remove and add courses in the future. This information cannot be considered contractual and advertised course fees are subject to change.

Ref: Julie Heap

Inspiring Success

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“Being able to practise my skills on paying clients has given me the confidence to secure an apprenticeship working in a local salon.”

Nicole, Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

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