• Who is it suitable for?

    This course is suitable for anyone who has a passion for barbering and likes helping people look and feel good. You will need to be working as a trainee barber.

    What’s involved?

    Mandatory Units:

    • 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 hair

    Optional Units:

    • Relax hair
    • Perm and neutralise hair
    • Plait and twist hair
    • Temporarily attach hair to enhance a style
    • Fulfil salon reception duties
    • Assist with shaving services
    • Colour and lighten men’s hair

    Course Details

    Course duration: 12 months

    Delivery method: In the workplace – two weekly visits or 1 day a week at the training academy. Access to Onefile, your online portfolio.

    Assessment methods: Observations, assessments, online tests and portfolio evidence gathering.

    Entry requirements: Creative, artistic and love people. Good standard of English and Maths. Entry will be based on initial assessments and an interview.

    Where might it lead? You can progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in barbering or move straight into a full time career in the industry.