Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Barbering | City & Guilds Certificate in Barbering | Level 2

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: 19+. Five GCSEs at 9-3 (A*-C) including maths and English, or demonstrable numeracy and literacy. Interview required. Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Barbering Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

Learn how to wash and cut hair using barbering techniques; cut facial hair; and dry and finish men’s hair.

You will also gain valuable work experience in our professional salon.

Ideal for beginners or existing hairdressers looking to add barbering to their skills.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
FE0239-1C 09 Sep 2019 Broadwater 5.00pm-9.00pm 1 Year £880.00 Apply
FE0238-1C 10 Sep 2019 Broadwater 5.00pm-9.00pm 1 Year £880.00 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Entry requirements

You must be 19+ to study this course.

Five GCSEs at 9-3 (A*-C) including maths and English, or demonstrable numeracy and literacy are desirable.

An interview is required.

End qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Barbering Level 2

Entry requirements

Course content

  •   Principles and practices of hairdressing and barbering services 

  •   Consultation techniques and client care
  •   Shampoo, condition and treating hair and scalp
  •   Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
  •   Cut facial hair into shape using basic techniques
  •   Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
  •   Dry and finish men’s hair
  •   Create an image based on a theme

Why the MET?

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College. It draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience. We operate across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing, and teach around 7,500 adult learners.

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. 

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Ensures clients' records are maintained.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 0.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,873

AVERAGE £27,651

POTENTIAL £50,603

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

Hairdresser or barber

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 5.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £12,578

AVERAGE £15,152

POTENTIAL £21,411

Desired Skills:
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
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