Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH20040 GLH: 466 - 470 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/9040/9 Units: 11 - 20 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 53

Additional Information

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 the barbering 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's hairdresser.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in hairdressing/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 to gather 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 units are all mandatory.

Learners will also develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: reception duties; providing scalp massage services; promoting products and services to clients; and perming and colouring hair - the full list of optional units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (RoA) (specification). This qualification's structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior men's hairdresser

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

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior men's hairdresser, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking Technical Level qualification in barbering at level 3, these include:

- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Studies



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of 26 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20386 A/600/9065 Client consultation for hair services 2 3 30
UV20483 R/600/8763 Follow health and safety practice in the salon 2 3 22
UV20484 M/600/8611 Working in the hair industry 2 4 35
UV20488 H/600/8539 Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp 2 3 29
UV20504 A/600/9146 Cut men's hair 2 6 53
UV20505 T/600/9064 Cut facial hair 2 4 32
UV30337 A/502/3795 Styling men's hair 1 3 30

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of 27 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV10478 H/600/6323 Working with others in the hair and beauty sector 1 2 19
UV10480 R/600/4874 Colour hair using temporary colour 1 3 30
UV20486 A/600/8630 Colour and lighten hair 2 10 91
UV20489 A/600/8773 Salon reception duties 2 3 24
UV20490 J/600/8761 Display stock to promote sales in a salon 2 3 24
UV20492 T/600/8769 Promote products and services to clients in a salon 2 3 28
UV20494 T/600/8626 The art of colouring hair 2 7 60
UV20499 J/600/8632 Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector 2 7 60
UV20503 A/601/5366 Wig services 2 5 40
UV20512 Y/600/8537 Perm and neutralise hair 2 7 60
UV20513 L/600/8535 Provide scalp massage services 2 4 33
UV20515 R/600/8536 Relax African type hair 2 5 44
UV30342 Y/502/3805 Plaiting and twisting hair 1 3 30

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
East Berkshire College 01753 793371 Visit website Berkshire - Slough
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Nene Park Academy 01733 368300 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Wild About Hair 01803 666478 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Yeovil College - North Dorset Technical College 01747 856010 Visit website Dorset
Mike Taylor Education 01202 649100 Visit website Dorset - Poole
Durham Community Business College 0191 373 0336 Visit website Durham
Stockton Riverside College 01642 865400 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Dare Salon Apprenticeships Ltd 01992 763122 Visit website Essex
Bridge Training 01452 411112 Visit website Gloucestershire
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
The Manchester College - Harpurhey Campus 0161 909 6655 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Moston Campus 0161 920 4414 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Openshaw Campus 01785 774100 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Bitterne Park School 023 8032 5200 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
West Herts College 01923 812500 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
Kim Heath Training Academy & Professional Hair Salon 07756 323457 Visit website Kent
Learning & Enterprise College Bexley 0203 045 5176 Visit website Kent
Learning & Enterprise College Bexley - Erith 0203 045 5176 Visit website Kent
The Community College Whitstable 01227 272362 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
TNB Skills Training - Folkestone 01303 256305 Visit website Kent
Accrington and Rossendale College 01254 389933 Visit website Lancashire
Joseph Lanzante Training Academy 01200 425559 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Ghost Academy 020 8590 4938 Visit website London - Barking and Dagenham
By Nico Hair Academy 07577800157 Visit website London - Enfield
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
Gents of London Barber Academy 07715 831387 Visit website London - Islington
Aim Skills Development 020 8552 5684 Visit website London - Newham
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
Alt Valley Community Trust 0151 546 6249 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
byHEART Learning Ltd 0151 708 7645 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
North Liverpool Academy 0151 260 4044 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Southport College 01704 500606 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
@BarbersNo1 Academy 07738662795 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Es Paradis College of Nails, Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing 07709 417132 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Fusion Hair Academy 01493 603336 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Eternal Youth 07815 098275 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Ethos Hair Training Academy 01909 231125 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
SB Barbering 0191 567 3644 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Sunderland
Thoughts of Others (Premier Training College) 0121 582 0391 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
INDIAN SCHOOL OF HAIRDRESSING +91 7045793130 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
ALPHA Learning Centre +353 46 901 2153 Visit website Ireland
Big Apple Academy +353 86 3618851 Visit website Ireland
Boston Barbers +353 87 813 8342 Visit website Ireland
Carlow Youth Training +353 59 913 2245 Visit website Ireland
Cavan School of Barbering +353 49 432 3498 Visit website Ireland
Club Man Barber Academy +353 876172304 Visit website Ireland
Grafters Academy +353 85 1221432 Visit website Ireland
M.B.H.A (Master Barber Hairdressing Academy) +353 8 521 37072 Visit website Ireland
Next Generation School of Barbering +353 857164847 Visit website Ireland
Q Centre +353 22 55452 Visit website Ireland
Style Academy +353 1 89 012 3123 Visit website Ireland
The Way Ahead Training Service Ltd - The Change Works Training Centre +353 87 642078 Visit website Ireland
Tralee Community Training Centre +353 66 712 5415 Visit website Ireland
Biocare Academy +356 2142 4401 Visit website Malta
Victor Hair Designers and Beauty Salon +356 2143 2909 Visit website Malta
North East Scotland College - Fraserburgh Campus 0300 330 5550 Visit website Aberdeenshire
Dundee and Angus College - Arbroath Campus 01241 432600 Visit website Angus
Dundee and Angus College - Kingsway Campus 01382 834865 Visit website Dundee City
Edinburgh College - Granton Campus 0131 559 4050 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Edinburgh College - Milton Road Campus 0131 559 4876 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
BUSTQUE 325 (PTY) Ltd. +27 (0)11 763 7667 Visit website South Africa
├ľngel Kozmetoloji Koleji +90 392 223 7773 Visit website Turkey
Tommy's Education Centre 01492 870166 Visit website Conwy
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Ty Gwallt - House of Hair 01443 773128 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff

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