Level 2



1 year


Barking Campus - Technical Skills Academy


Sep 2023





Further develop your barbering skills on our Level 2 course.

Learn practical skills and develop them working with paying customers in our on-site facilities and beyond!

You will build on the knowledge gained from the Level 1 in Barbering, studying topics such as:

  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Promoting products and services to clients
  • Cutting men’s hair
  • Colour and lightening men’s hair
  • Styling men’s hair

There's a mixture of practical assessments, online exams and assignments.

Learn in our Salon and Hair Bar facilities, cut paying customers' hair and start work placements - there's no typical week on this course!

Youll need GCSE grades 4 (C) or above in English & Maths to study this course.

The tutors on this course have outstanding knowledge and experience from working in the hair & beauty industry, as well as valuable industry links to help you gain an insight into the industry.

There are many opportunities for you to work in realistic industry environments, thanks to our commercial salons.

As well as doing work experience placements, you'll be styling for paying clients in our Salon and Hair Bar.

On successful completion of this course you progress into a Level 3 in Hairdressing, or into employment in the barbering industry.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.