VTCT SVQ 2 in Barbering

Course Content

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a junior barber. The units include: Health and Safety; Client Consultation; Shampoo and Conditioning Hair; Researching Working in the Hair Industry; Basic Cutting (including facial hair) Styling Men's Hair, Promoting Products and Services to Clients.  This qualification structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway. This qualification is based on the Barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading barbering association and professional hairdressing body.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 VTCT qualification in Hairdressing and Barbering and/or relevant industry experience. Minimum of two National 4/equivalent qualification but not essential. For applicants where English is not their first language then ESOL at SCQF Level 5 is required as excellent communication skills are needed. Enthusiasm and motivation for Barbering and a creative ability is an advantage. You may be invited to a group information session, online interview and potentially complete a skills test. A reference may be required.

Method of Assessment

Online quizzes, assignments, and exams will take place throughout the course and skills are assessed by direct observation. Continuous research and self-study will also be required to successfully complete his course.  

Future Prospects

Progression onto a Level 3 Barbering course and/or employment as a Junior Barber in a commercial salon.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    29 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

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