Level Two Diploma in Barbering

The Barbering qualifications are assessed in the workplace or a realistic working environment. The qualifications are likely to call for a variety of assessment methods and the national occupational standards define what is to be assessed.

What will I study?


  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo. Condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish men’s hair
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in the hair  


  • Fulfil reception
  • Assist with shaving services
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Perm and neutralise hair

How will I be assessed?

Observation of performance, questioning and knowledge assessments, with both online e-assessment and paper tests available.

What next?

Level 3 Barbering

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Summer Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide