Careers start here.

Your Study Options

About the course

This qualification includes the units to prepare you to work effectively as a junior unisex hairdresser, including: client consultation for hair services, cutting men's hair, cutting facial hair and following health and safety in the salon. The qualification will develop you knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to advise and consult with men on the type of hair cut and facial hair shaping the way they want, but just as importantly what is suitable for them. You will also learn how to work in a safe manner throughout the service protecting both yourself and your clients.

How much does it cost?

Free if you meet any one of the criteria below:

  • In receipt of benefits
  • Earns less than £17,374.50
  • First full level 2 qualification (19-23years)

Full Cost £350

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for 19+ learners.

Awarding Body


Where will this course take me?

Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies

Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Level 4 Salon Management

  • Barber
  • Unisex Hairdresser
  • Session Stylist
  • Salon Manager

Core modules

Client Consultation for Hair Services

Follow Health & Safety Practice in the Salon

Cut Men’s Hair

Cut Facial Hair

Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Hairdressing and Barbering Services qualification

How will I be assessed?

  • Theory Assignments
  • Practical Observations and Assessment
  • Theory Exam

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
Ask Us a question about this course

Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.