VTCT Code: HB2ED2                    Downloadable Record of Assessment Book? Yes, available.

Qualification Code: 603/0202/1

Age Restriction: 16 years +            Frequency: Full-Time

Why is this qualification most suitable? The VTCT Level 2 Extended Diploma in Barbering is a Technical Certificate qualification aimed at learners aged 16-19 who require a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed as a junior men’s hairdresser/barber.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but in order to optimise their chances of success, a learner will ideally hold a Level 1 qualification or equivalent in barbering.

What does this qualification cover? This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing/barbering and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior men’s hairdresser/barber. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety.

They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, provide a range of cutting and barbering services specifically for men’s hair, and creating basic shapes in hair. They will be able to understand the workings and maintenance of clippers.

In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

In addition to completing mandatory units, learners are required to complete three optional units. A variety of optional units are available which Include:

What can this qualification lead to? Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council. As a junior men’s hairdresser/barber, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 3 in one or more of the following areas:

Level 2 Extended Diploma in Barbering VRQ (QCF) Course Details: