The qualification is a complete course that will equip you with the skills and know how you need to begin your career as a barber.

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed men's hairdresser. This qualification is based on the barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading barbering association (British Barbering Association) and professional hairdressing body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior men's hairdresser.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in hairdressing/barbering and/or a successful skills test and interview.   

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in barbering at Level 2. This qualification allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. Learners on completion of this qualification will become a qualified junior men's hairdresser.

In contrast, the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF) requires learners to work in a commercial hairdressing salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times; learners on completion will become a qualified junior barber.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior men's hairdresser including: health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning hair; the research unit - working in the hair industry; basic cutting including facial hair and styling men's hair . These units are all mandatory.This qualification's structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior men's hairdresser.

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering VRQ (QCF) Next Commencing 5/04/16 					€4150