Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

If your course requires an interview you will receive an email with details about your video call. There will be no need for you to come on site. Don't worry if you don't receive an email about an interview, not every course needs one.

Is this course right for me?

If you have an interest in barbering, this course enables you to gain knowledge in barbering/shaving skills, and also to progress to a higher level.

  • 101 Prepare for hair services
  • 102 Contribute to the development of effective working relationships
  • 103 Blow dry hair
  • 104 Shampoo and condition hair
  • 106 Reception
  • 218 Assist with shaving services

Entry requirements:

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 2 GCSEs at grade D or above
  • You will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to study by achieving your GCSE target grades and completing year 11 with good attendance.
  • Successful completion of a Traineeship, Pre-vocational, Pathways or School Link Programme
  • Relevant industry experience

Applicants already studying at the college will need an attendance of 86% on their current course.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.


  • Practical workshops and theory sessions
  • Online exams
  • Online portfolio
  • Theory sessions
  • Practical sessions in a realistic working environment
  • MOODLE (Virtual Learning Environment)


You will be assessed on work you undertake on clients in the salon during an evening class through observation. You will also undertake an online exam.


  • Hairdressing Level 2
  • Barbering Level 2