Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH20045 GLH: 139 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8730/7 Units: 4 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 16

Additional Information

Guided Learning Hours


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification are 139 GLH.

Primary outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering (QCF) is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of men's hairdressing as a junior unisex hairdresser. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific role of a junior unisex hairdresser.

Overview


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering (QCF) is a vocational qualification that has been designed to develop a limited number of barbering skills to a high level of occupational ability and will prepare you to enter the men's hairdressing sector as a unisex hairdresser. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 years and over, entry onto this qualification can be via previous achievement of a Level 2 qualification in women's hairdressing and/or a successful skills test and interview.

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.

This 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.

What could this qualification lead to?


This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior unisex hairdresser. On completion of this qualification you will widen your career opportunities from working as a hairdresser to be able to offer unisex services through a variety of contexts, including:

- Working in a unisex hair salon
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare you for employment as a unisex hairdresser, you may choose to develop your skill base further by undertaking specialist qualifications at Level 3, including:

- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Studies (QCF)

VTCT has other larger barbering qualifications at Level 2 where no previous experience of barbering is required, including:

- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering (QCF) (466 GLH)
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies (QCF) (345 GLH)
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF) (333 GLH)

This qualification at 139 GLH is the only VTCT qualification focused on developing the skills of qualified hairdressers to enter the men's hairdressing sector.

Who supports this qualification?


This qualification is based on Barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading hairdressing trade body The Hair Council as being fit for purpose to develop your hair skills to prepare you to work as a junior unisex hairdresser/stylist. The Hair Council provides a voluntary register for qualified hairdressers and barbers and more details about this can be found via this direct link Hairdressing Council.




Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of 16 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
UV20504 A/600/9146 Cut men's hair 2 6 53
UV20505 T/600/9064 Cut facial hair 2 4 32

*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
D.S Edens Education and Training +357 25 104374 Visit website Cyprus
Diva Training Academy +357 99 423207 Visit website Cyprus
Cedars Upper School 01525 219300 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Bedfordshire Beauty Academy 01582 451582 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Urban Styling 07989 116549 Visit website Bristol, City of
Aylesbury College 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
South Cheshire College 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Mid-Cheshire College 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy 01928 711643 Visit website Cheshire - Halton
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
KM Training Ltd 01332 343033 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
City College Plymouth 01752 305375 Visit website Devon
Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education 01392 267023 Visit website Devon
Hair@theAcademy 07974 750699 Visit website Devon
Yeovil College - North Dorset Technical College 01747 856010 Visit website Dorset
Mike Taylor Education 01202 649100 Visit website Dorset - Poole
Skills and Learning Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole 01202 262300 Visit website Dorset - Poole
A.L.D. Hairdressing Training Academy 0191 477 7764 Visit website Durham
Durham Community Business College 0191 373 0336 Visit website Durham
Essex Learning Station 07957 425773 Visit website Essex
Bridge Training 01452 411112 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 769424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Nicky Oliver Academy 0844 999 0644 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
TPG Education 0161 292 5604 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Wigan and Leigh College 01942 761600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Andover College (A Campus of Sparsholt College) 01264 360024 Visit website Hampshire
Eastleigh College 023 8091 1028 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
Hair Training Solutions Ltd. 07973 272395 Visit website Hampshire
Havant & South Downs College 023 9279 7995 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Above Bar Training - Eastleigh College 023 8091 1000 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Bitterne Park School 023 8032 5600 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
Chartwell School of Barbering 01732 460019 Visit website Kent
East Kent College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Kim Heath Training Academy & Professional Hair Salon 07756 323457 Visit website Kent
The Community College Whitstable 01227 272362 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Carnforth High School 01524 732424 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Brooksby Melton College 01664 850850 Visit website Leicestershire
South Leicestershire College 0116 264 3555 Visit website Leicestershire
Abigail Wait - Beauty Spa 01522 823222 Visit website Lincolnshire
Grantham College 01476 400226 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Ghost Academy 020 8592 8322 Visit website London - Barking and Dagenham
Cutaway Barbers & Training Academy Ltd 020 3602 5855 Visit website London - Barnet
HOB Salons Apprentice Academy 020 3551 9009 Visit website London - Camden
Hair For Men Academy - London 01276 479654 Visit website London - Hackney
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
Harrow College 020 8909 6451 Visit website London - Harrow
Adult and Community Education - London Borough of Hounslow 020 8583 6093 Visit website London - Hounslow
Gents of London Barber Academy 07715 831387 Visit website London - Islington
Ilford Skills Academy 020 8548 7167 Visit website London - Redbridge
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A The Trade Academy 0845 467 7754 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service 020 8496 2974 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College 020 8501 8120 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Chill Out Training and Enterprise Ltd 0151 548 7730 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
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
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
Anglian Academy Ltd 01603 886969 Visit website Norfolk
Fusion Hair Academy 01493 603336 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
The Salon @ 89 Academy 01933 680444 Visit website Northamptonshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01777 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Abingdon and Witney College - Abingdon Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
Abingdon and Witney College - Witney Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
Banbury and Bicester College part of Activate Learning 0808 168 6626 Visit website Oxfordshire
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
North Shropshire College - Oswestry Campus 01691 688000 Visit website Shropshire
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Delta Academies Trust - De Warenne Academy 01709 868333 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
The Studio Academy Limited 0114 272 2535 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
The Serenity Academy 01709 874424 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Burton and South Derbyshire College 01283 494774 Visit website Staffordshire
Grace-Leyland Education - The Strand 07792 341754 Visit website Staffordshire
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
Carshalton College 020 8544 4444 Visit website Surrey
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Hair for Men Academy 0800 644 6601 Visit website Surrey
SB Barbering 0191 567 3644 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Sunderland
The Academy Training Hair and Beauty Limited 024 7655 9559 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education 0121 556 6000 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Central Sussex College 01293 442200 Visit website West Sussex
Northbrook Metropolitan College 01903 273054 Visit website West Sussex
Hair Academy by TGI Ltd 01274 505705 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
The Link Training Academy 01484 425500 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Delta Academies Trust - Garforth Academy 0113 212 7141 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Leeds Academy for Hairdressing and Barbering 0113 245 7439 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy 01977 624220 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
Kidderminster College 01562 512022 Visit website Worcestershire
Tudor Grange Academy Worcester 01905 454627 Visit website Worcestershire
Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetology +91 1141615040 Visit website India
Academy School of Barbering +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Athlone Community Training Centre +353 90 649 2170 Visit website Ireland
Barbers Ink +353 57 932 9604 Visit website Ireland
Big Apple Academy +353 86 3618851 Visit website Ireland
Boston Barbers +353 87 813 8342 Visit website Ireland
Boston Hair Academy +353 83 157 6208 Visit website Ireland
Carlow Youth Training +353 59 913 2245 Visit website Ireland
Cavan School of Barbering 049 432 3498 Visit website Ireland
Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training Ltd +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Clonmel Youth Training Enterprises Ltd +353 52 612 4011 Visit website Ireland
Dublin School of Barbering +353 86 396 1424 Visit website Ireland
Empire School of Barbering +353 83 198 8966 Visit website Ireland
Kildare School of Barbering +353 87 917 8832 Visit website Ireland
Knights School of Barbering +353 1 671 3209 Visit website Ireland
Pauline Belton +353 85 1221432 Visit website Ireland
Q Centre +353 22 55452 Visit website Ireland
Renaissance Hair & Beauty Cosmetology Academy +353 868180180 Visit website Ireland
Retro Barber Academy +353 61 316751 Visit website Ireland
Salon Diva Academy of Hairdressing +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Style Academy +353 1 89 012 3123 Visit website Ireland
The Grafton Barber School of Excellence +353 87 221 5143 Visit website Ireland
The Way Ahead Training Service Ltd - The Change Works Training Centre +353 87 542078 Visit website Ireland
Tralee Community Training Centre +353 66 712 5415 Visit website Ireland
Victor Hair Designers and Beauty Salon +356 2143 2909 Visit website Malta
Charlie Taylor Hair Health and Beauty Ltd 01738 441711 Visit website Perth and Kinross
Bahar Hair and Beauty Academy +90 533 867 6689 Visit website Turkey
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
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
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Ty Gwallt - House of Hair 01443 773128 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 01978 311794 Visit website Wrexham

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