Diploma in Barbering(VTCT level 2)

Sector: Hairdressing and Barbering Category: Barbering
VTCT Product Code:AH20040 GLH: 446 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/9040/9 Units: 11 – 20 Registration End Date:

31st Jul 2023

Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 53

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed men’s hairdresser. This qualification is based on thebarbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading barbering association (British Barbering Association – BBA) and professional hairdressing body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior men’shairdresser.Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification inhairdressing/barbering and/or a successful skills test and interview.

Why is this qualification most suitable?

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in barbering at Level 2. This qualification allows learners togather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. Learners on completion of this qualification will become a qualified junior men’s hairdresser. In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering requires learners to work in a commercial hairdressing salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times; learners on completion will become a qualified junior barber.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior men’s hairdresser.This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior men’s hairdresser including: health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning hair; the research unit -working in the hair industry; basic cutting including facial hair and styling men’s hair . These unitsare all mandatory.Learners will also develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialistunits which include: reception duties; providing scalp massage services; promoting products and


What could this qualification lead to?

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.

Career opportunities as a junior men’s hairdresser exist in a variety of contexts, including:

– Commercial barbershops/salons
– Specialist African type hair barbershops/salons
– Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
– Product manufacturing and training
– Television, film, theatre and media
– Armed services
– HM prison service
– Cruise liners