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Barbering Level 1 (January Start)

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    Full-time: 1 year

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Barbering Level 1 (January Start)

Full-time (Further Education)

Please contact us for further information about applying for this course.

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

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 Criteria

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
  • Classroom
  • Remote learning


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


  • Hairdressing Level 2
  • Barbering Level 2

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 1

Programme Area:

  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

The course is available bilingually at the following campuses/locations :

  • Rhos-on-Sea



Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

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