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Bradford College

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies

Qualification Gained
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 2
36 weeks Full-time
Start Date
Study Mode


This vocational qualification is aimed at learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed men’s hairdresser.

Based on the barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS), this qualification is recognised by the UK’s leading barbering association (British Barbering Association – BBA) and hairdressing professional body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior men’s hairdresser.

Students 19 and over are eligible to study this course without it being a part of a study programme.

  Key Info

  • Health and Safety
  • Client Consultation
  • Shampoo and Conditioning Hair
  • Cut Men’s Hair
  • Cut Facial Hair and Promote Products and Services to Clients in a Salon

Entry to this course requires GCSE English and Maths at a grade 3 or D. You must also have a keen interest in following a career in the barbering industry.

Please note you will be required to purchase a kit worth £100.

You will be assessed on your practical skills in our salons and through external exams set by the awarding body.

Work experience is a compulsory component of the course.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study or employment in the Hair and Barbering sector.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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