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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (SCQF Level 5)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This one-year exciting course covers the skills required to enter and work in the Barbering industry.

As you work within our professional salon environment and Barbershop you will gain essential practical experience working on clients and mannequin heads working with high-end product companies such as Wella, Osmo and American Crew during practical sessions on paying clients to enhance your employability prospects further.

Theory classes cover the knowledge required to complete all written work as part of your course. You will be required to have access to IT to complete parts of the course e.g. laptop, PC, iPhone, Android phone, Tablet, iPad.

Training at Edinburgh College will enhance your employability prospects as we have an exceptional standard of facilities and highly qualified lecturers. You will be provided with up-to-date training in innovations and techniques with leading product manufacturers and barbers.

Edinburgh College is not only a recognised Centre of Excellence by Wella but also houses the Wella Training Studio for Scotland. This amazing collaboration ensures students receive the most up-to-date training in innovations and techniques within the industry.

This award is recognised within the industry as qualifying you as a barber. Upon completion, you can progress on to further study  - Level 3 Barbering to enhance your barbering skills even further.  

Please note:

  • There is an additional cost for course kits, uniforms and books which must be purchased before starting the course. 
  • Students will also be expected to bring in clients for practice and assessment purposes

If you are interested in being a model for our students or want to try out our star facilities before beginning your studying journey, simply book in for a treatment.

Hair Salons, Beauty Salons and Barbershop at Edinburgh College.

What you will learn
  • Consultation Services
  • Health and Safety
  • Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair & Scalp
  • Cut and Clipper Men’s Hair
  • Cut Facial Hair
  • Create Basic Outlines and Detailing in Hair
  • Dry and Finish Men’s Hair
  • Assist with Shaving Services
  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Work Placement

Placement information

  • All students at this level will take part in a work placement programme for two days per week (9.00 am - 4.00 pm). This is a mandatory aspect of the course.

How the course is assessed

  • All practical assessments are carried out on paying clients within our Barbershop.
  • The theory aspects of the course are carried out by, completing open-book assignments and invigilated closed-book exams.

Number of days per week

  • 2 days per week (9.00 am - 4.00 pm)
  • 2 days of work placement, is a mandatory aspect of the course.

Entry requirements

All applicants must be 16 years of age or older before the start date of the course and/or must hold

  • Introduction to Level 2 Hairdressing Qualification.

Or

  • Have a minimum of 2 passes at SCQF Level 5 and have a work placement within the Barbering industry.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Applicants will be given a date to attend an information/interview which will involve:

  • Group Information session with Q & As
  • Face-to-face interview –where you will be asked relevant questions relating to the course and your goals and experience
  • Written task – this task will be scored.

In exceptional cases, the interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams or a formal telephone interview, where you will be asked relevant questions relating to the course, your goals and your experience.

The formal interview has a scoring criterion based on - communication skills at the interview, along with, the written task.

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English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Level 3 Barbering

Career options

  • You will be qualified to work within the Barbering industry

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 26/08/24 42 Weeks

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