Barbering Level 1 (January Start)

Key Details

  • Available at:
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
  • Level:
  • Programme Area:
    Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Course Length:

    Full-time: 1 year

  • Bilingual:


Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/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

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits
Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.


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

Would you like to apply for this course?

The application system is currently closed.