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Barbering (Level 2 Diploma)

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Course Overview

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent and professional barber, working efficiently and effectively to a national standard. If you are artistic, creative and have a natural flair for male grooming and styling hair, this course will help you explore the skills needed to turn your interests into a career. You will also need plenty of energy and stamina to succeed in this customer focused industry. The NWRC Barbering facilities offer Salon Services to the public so training is reflective of industry standards.Skills you will acquire:• the creativity to design and interpret hairstyles• excellent customer service and communication skills• organisational and time-keeping skillsDuring your course you will have the opportunity to participate in an annual competitions, judged by leading barbers, hairdressers and beauty therapists. Our students also have the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK Competitions. Grant support for uniform and kit may be available. Contact Student Services for more details.
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 31/08/2021
  • Course: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 31/08/2021
  • Course: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
    Campus: Strabane
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 31/08/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strabane Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • unit 205 Advise & Consult with clients
  • Unit 206 Shampoo, Condition and treat the hair
  • Unit 207 Develop & maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Unit 214 Cut Mens Hair
  • Unit 215 Cut facial hair using basic techniques
  • unit 216 Dry & finish mens hair
  • Unit 217 Create basic outlines & detailing in hair
  • 209 Perm & neutralise hair
  • 219 Colour & lighten hair
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade D-G or above) or Level 1 Hairdressing Determination, a love of the subject, commitment to your studies and a good work ethic.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 06 or above) or Level 1 HairdressingDetermination, a love of the subject, commitment to your studies and a good work ethic.

Work Placement

You will be placed in a Barbers 1 day per week to gain valuable experience in the Barbering environment. As placement is an integral part of your qualification a self-declaration of current health status is implicit as part of the overall risk assessment process.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - £30

What's Next?

Further Study

Candidates showing flair and expertise at Level 2 are expected to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma programme.

Career Prospects

Career opportunities for successful students include positions within top class salons, television, working abroad, on cruise liners, in demonstration work or teaching.Salary As a junior barber, you can expect to earn about £40-£60 per day in salary, and £20 in tips. If you work a 6-day week and 50 weeks per year, this equates to earnings of£18,000 to £24,000. With time and experience, a pro barber can earn as much as £1000 per week or £50k per year.


  • Image of Leroy Grant (Barbering)
    There’s such a friendly and social atmosphere at the college. My lecturers were extremely supportive and the facilities are first class.
    Leroy Grant (Barbering)
  • Image of Caroline Barr
    I’m so glad I was able to spend the last 2 years focused on Art, rather than having to study 3 different subjects
    Caroline Barr

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