NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Qualification: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering HB2N1
Prerequisites: NVQ level 2 Hairdressing
Locations: Kent
Price (excl. VAT): £1750 (0% finance plan available, see FAQ)
Deposit Option: 175.00
Duration: 16 weeks (1 day per week)
Class Size: 6
Kit: (excl. VAT)Included in price
Description: This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for barbering and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior barber.

At UK Beauty School, we offer the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering course in a structure that saves you a lot of time compared to the Further Education College route and offer a flexible way for students to achieve this qualification.

The NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering contains the following units:

Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to take responsibility for improving your performance at work and working well with your colleagues. You will make a positive contribution to the overall effectiveness of your salon.

Advise and consult with clients

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the important skill of consulting with your clients to determine their ideas and requirements. An essential part of this unit is making suitable recommendations for services and products based on this information and the results of your examination of their hair, skin and scalp.

Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skill for shampooing, conditioning and treating the hair and scalp using appropriate massage techniques and products for a variety of hair and scalp conditions. You will also learn how to advise clients on a home haircare regime

Cut men's hair using basic techniques

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and cutting skills involved in barbering to achieve a variety of looks and neckline finishes for men using club cutting, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, thinning and freehand techniques.

Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills for cutting beards and moustaches to maintain existing shapes using scissor over comb, clippers with attachment, clipper over comb and freehand cutting techniques.

Dry and finish men's hair

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills for using a range of styling techniques to dry men’s hair to create a variety of finished looks. You will learn how to work with a high degree of manual dexterity, taking into account many factors. You will also be working with a wide range of styling and finishing products.

Create basic outlines and detailing in hair

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to use a variety of clippering and cutting techniques to create straight and curved lines. You will learn how to use these techniques to finish the perimeter edge of haircuts.


By signing up for the qualification, you are making a commitment to completing all requirements for the course so please ensure that you chose the most appropriate qualification for you. Failure to complete the qualification within the given time could result in additional assessments fees.



Where does the training take place?

The training for the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering and all other beauty courses are taken at our Beauty Schools based in either: 

Chatham, Kent

What do I need to know before I start the course?

This qualification is open to beginners.

Will I be required to do any home study?

Yes. As you learn your new skills, you will be required to complete practice clients and written assignments at home in preparation for your live assessments.

How many students are there in a class?

We believe in keeping the class sizes small, so students have more one 2 one time with our tutors. Our normal class size is 6-8.

Will I need to bring a model?

When learning your new skills, you will be working on a Sally Head which is provided in your kit. As you progress through your qualification, you will be required to provide your own models who meet the requirements of your final assessments.

Will I need to bring anything?

You will receive a kit on your Induction day which you will need to bring in with you each day. Some students find it beneficial to bring a pen and paper to make notes.

What will I achieve from the course?

You will have a practical knowledge and qualification to perform an array of hairdressing services.

Is the Course accredited?

All our courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma) and VTCT (NVQ/VRQ).

What if I have to cancel?

We are unable to make any refund unless there is sufficient time for us to offer the place to another student.


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