Formerly City College Brighton and Hove

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Barbering

The apprentice will learn, develop and practice the skills required to provide barbering services while working effectively as a junior barber.

Key information

Course type: Apprenticeships Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above, including English and Maths End qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Barbering Level 2 Awarding body: C&G Assessment: Graded practical assessments and external examinations

Course aims and areas

The apprentice will learn, develop and practice the skills required to provide barbering services while working effectively as a junior barber.
Skills will include:
Client consultation
Shampooing and conditioning hair
Basic hair cuts
Blow-dry and finishing
Assessment will be through a range of assessment techniques including work place observations and the production of a portfolio of workplace evidence and knowledge.
Functional Skills may be required dependant on Apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved.

Course Units

This course will support you to achieve:

  • Cutting Facial Hair to Shape
  • Reception Duties
    Promoting Products and Services to Clients 
  • Conforming to General Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace


The diploma element will be delivered and supported in the workplace and college.
If Functional Skills are required, this element will be delivered in the classroom. 


Why the MET?

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.

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