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This Level 2 qualification provides the fundamental level of skill that is required by a barber. You will carry out a host of tasks in our modern, up-to-date salons using state-of-the-art equipment. At SGS College, we also give you the opportunity to take part in exciting and varied enrichment activities alongside your main qualification, which may include trips to hair shows, exciting fundraising events and competitions.
Modules covered may include: drying and finishing men’s hair, cutting men’s hair, facial hair cutting techniques and outlines and detailing in hair.
How will I know how I am doing?
A variety of assessment methods will be used to measure your progress from your start point and against your expected outcomes and target grade. These may include practical tasks and assessments, written assignments, performance reviews, presentations and discussions.
Progress will be discussed with your tutor and other delivery staff on the programme.
What do I need to join?
As well as having a keen interest in the subject area, learners will need to possess GCSE grade 3 in both English and Maths.
Learners will need to be committed, punctual and demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and taking on new ideas and skills.
Ideally, learners will have completed a related or relevant Level 1 qualification, have a genuine interest in barbering and successfully complete a skills assessment.
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths.
Learners who are enrolled on this course will also, as part of their overall programme of study, be enrolled on GCSE English and Maths in order to progress towards gaining GCSE grade 4 in both subjects.
We aim to provide you with the skills required to be able to progress into further study and training or employment upon completion of your programme of study.
Key attributes required by employers are that individuals be enthusiastic, motivated, presentable (in some instances in company uniform), organised, articulate, able to think 'outside the box', business-like and enterprising, and that they have a 'can-do' attitude.
We work on all these areas throughout the duration of your programme of study, and your tutor(s) will provide feedback on progress made, as well as areas for development.
As part of your overall programme of study, learners will be required to undertake a period of work placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter.
Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure that the opportunity to practice necessary employability skills is available at college.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete the programme can either gain an apprenticeship, enter the industry or continue with their studies through to Level 3.
Employment options include: junior stylist, colour technician or working in a hairdressing salon or barbershop.
What are my career options?
- Junior stylist
- Colour technician
- Work in a hairdressing salon/barbershop
course information last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2022 @ 8.02am (22 hours ago)