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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

You will gain an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering and be able to apply for work within a barbering shop, or those students wishing to study more advanced or specialist techniques can progress onto; face care for men, providing shaving services.

What will I be learning?

The course gives you all the basic skills required for the men's industry covering:-

• Client Consultation & Diagnosis
• Blow Drying mens hair
• Shampooing & Conditioning Hair and Scalp
• Create basic patterns in hair
• Health & Safety in the Salon
• Cutting mens facial hair
• Promote additional services or products
• Cutting mens hair

You will also learn how to retail products and advise clients on aftercare. As in most salons you will need to be able to promote additional services and products. To enable you to do this we will help you develop promotional and customer service skills. NVQ 2 Diploma in Barbering is an internationally recognised qualification within the hair and beauty industry and will allow you to gain employment within the beauty industry. Your theory and practical work will be continually assessed throughout the course. A portfolio will be built up containing assignments, projects, practical work and tests. The course is a careful balance of theory and practical work. You will be able to gain extra experience in the College salon and reception area.

Why is this course for me?

Your theory and practical work will be continually assessed throughout the course. A portfolio will be built up containing assignments, projects, practical work and tests.

What do I need to sign up?

If English is your second language you must hold an ESOL level 1 qualification. No other pre-requisites.
Time management will need to be considered as in addition to your college hours, home study will be required.
You will be expected to supply models for formative & summative assessments for which a service charge will apply.
All part time learners will be required to complete an English diagnostic assessment to aid in the theory element of the course. The link will be sent out to you through our admissions department and can be completed at home.

An information evening will be set up before the start date of the course in order for you to meet with your tutors and gain as much information prior to the commencement date of the course as possible. You will be informed of the dates by our admissions department.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This course is for students wishing to achieve and practice barbering skills. Students do not need any previous qualifications or experience in hairdressing. This is a highly practical course underpinned with the theoretical knowledge required for you to work safely in a salon and understand the basics of hairdressing skills.

The tutors are all professionals with qualifications and experience of the hairdressing and barbering industry. They will help you to practice your new skills on each other, on mannequin heads and with clients in our new salons; which are open to the general public as well as staff and students.

Pen & Paper.
Appropriate salon wear, you will be issued with a uniform order form on your first evening.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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16/9/2020 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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10:00 – 16:00



Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
BAR2A Eastleigh College 16/9/2020 Wed 10:00 – 16:00 30

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.