Qualification Information

Sector: Hairdressing and Barbering Category: Barbering
 
VTCT Product Code: HB2N1 GLH: 452 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 601/5887/6 Units: 8 - 10 Registration End Date: 31st Dec 2023
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 53

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020


Statement of purpose


Who is this qualification for?


The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is aimed at 16-18 learners who are in a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed junior barber. This qualification also forms part of the intermediate barbering apprenticeship framework which is delivered in the workplace.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

What does this qualification cover?


This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for barbering and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior barber. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

- Advise and consult with clients
- Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
- Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
- Cut men's hair using basic techniques
- Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
- Dry and finish men's hair
- Create basic outlines and detailing in hair

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to advise and consult, and provide a range of cutting and barbering services specifically for men's hair, which includes shaving and creating facial hair shapes. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

In addition to completing mandatory units, learners are required to achieve nine credits from optional units which include (this list is not exhaustive): assist with shaving services, relax hair, perm and neutralise hair, plait and twist hair and colour and lighten men's hair.


Why is this qualification the most suitable?


This is one of two VTCT qualifications in barbering at Level 2. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a junior barber, this qualification requires learners to work in a commercial barber shop/salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times. In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is most suitable for learners seeking to work in, and develop their skills in a commercial setting, and can only be delivered by centres that have, or have access to a 'real' barber shop/salon, and not a realistic working environment.


What could this qualification lead to?


Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Graduate Barber (SRGB) with The Hair Council and join the British Barbers' Association. As a junior barber, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

- commercial barber shops or salons
- specialist African type barber shops/salons
- independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- television, film, theatre and media
- armed services
- HM prison service
- cruise liners
- hospitals/care homes

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing an advanced apprenticeship or Level 3 qualification in barbering, these include:

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

Who supports this qualification?


This qualification has been developed collaboratively with employers, professional associations and key stakeholders in the barbering sector. Because of this, the knowledge, skills and competencies gained will provide the best possible opportunity for progression into employment.

This qualification is formally supported by the following organisations:

NameWebsite address
The Hair Councilhaircouncil.org.uk
The British Barbers' Associationbritishbarbers.com



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of 44 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UHB24 F/506/9368 Advise and consult with clients 2 8 63
UHB25 T/506/9383 Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp 2 5 40
UHB26 L/506/9499 Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work 2 3 26
UHB31 J/506/9775 Cut men's hair using basic techniques 2 12 111
UHB32 L/506/9776 Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques 2 5 42
UHB33 R/506/9777 Dry and finish men's hair 2 5 45
UHB34 Y/506/9778 Create basic outlines and detailing in hair 2 6 48



Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of 9 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UHB44 L/506/9762 Assist with shaving services 2 5 39
UHB45 R/506/9360 Relax Hair 2 9 82
UHB46 M/506/9382 Perm and neutralise hair 2 10 93
UHB47 R/506/9374 Plait and twist hair 2 5 42
UHB48 M/506/9494 Temporarily attach hair to enhance a style 2 3 30
UHB49 R/506/9584 Fulfil salon reception duties 2 6 47
UHB58 H/506/9363 Colour and lighten men's hair 2 14 122



*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
Revolution Academy - Hair and Beauty Training Centre +357 26 930166 Visit website Cyprus
Strap and Scraper London Academy 07915756379 Visit website England
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
Paragon Training Academy Limited 01582 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
East Berkshire College 01753 793371 Visit website Berkshire - Slough
Buckinghamshire College Group - Aylesbury Campus 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Crate Cheshire Academy 01565631176 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Total People Ltd 01606 734000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Cheshire Academy of Hairdressing 07812 566439 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
Anne Caulton-Jones Ltd 01773 744788 Visit website Derbyshire
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
KT Hair Academy 07460 431154 Visit website Derbyshire
Grace-Leyland Education Ltd 01332 293303 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
KM Training Ltd 01332 343033 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
L&F Training - Devon 07867 692924 Visit website Devon
Skills To Group Limited - Exeter Academy 01392 411119 Visit website Devon
Skills To Group Limited - Newton Abbot Academy 01626 362779 Visit website Devon
Skills To Group Limited - Plymouth Academy 01752 255887 Visit website Devon
GHQ Training Ltd 01752 218086 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
E-Hairdressing and Beauty Academy 01803 295195 Visit website Devon - Torbay
GHQ Training Ltd – E-Hair Academy 01803 291000 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Wild About Hair 01803 666478 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Mint Academy 01202 430801 Visit website Dorset - Bournemouth
Great British Barbering Academy Ltd 01202 649100 Visit website Dorset - Poole
Mike Taylor Education 01202 649100 Visit website Dorset - Poole
A.L.D. Hairdressing Training Academy 01914111730 Visit website Durham
SAKS Education Ltd 01325 341628 Visit website Durham - Darlington
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
Partners 4 Training 01825 766060 Visit website East Sussex
L&F Training Brighton 07867 692924 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Adult Community Learning - Witham 01376 516533 Visit website Essex
Hair Pro 1 Training Academy 01268 967 147 Visit website Essex
Halls of Ivy - Benfleet 01708 766395 Visit website Essex
Halls of Ivy Academy - Chelmsford 01708 766395 Visit website Essex
JET Hairdressing Academy 01268 286403 Visit website Essex
The Strand Training Academy 01245 345179 Visit website Essex
Train With Pride 01452 300003 Visit website Gloucestershire
E.L.M Academy 0345 307 4435 Visit website Greater Manchester - Bury
Melissa Janes Academy 01617615025 Visit website Greater Manchester - Bury
London School of Barbering - Manchester 0207 404 0998 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Michaeljohn Training School 0161 819 2662 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Harpurhey Campus 0161 909 6655 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
TPG Education 0161 292 5604 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Cutthroat Jacks Hair Academy 0161 637 1330 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Total People - Wigan Centre 01942 820069 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Academy at No. 5 01329 286250 Visit website Hampshire
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Andover College (A Campus of Sparsholt College) 01264 360000 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Eastleigh College 023 8091 1028 Visit website Hampshire
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
Noble Hair Company 01329 239892 Visit website Hampshire
Slice Hair Academy Ltd 02380612069 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Above Bar Training - Eastleigh College 023 80211418 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Southampton School of Hairdressing and Barbering 023 8059 5060 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Red Edge Training Company 01989 566800 Visit website Herefordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
Inspire 020 8304 9888 Visit website Kent
Kent Hair Courses 01227 636686 Visit website Kent
PH Academy 01795 531 867 Visit website Kent
Retreat Services 07368593077 Visit website Kent
SB Hair and Beauty Academy Ltd 01732 842465 Visit website Kent
The Folkestone Academy 01303 842400 Visit website Kent
TNB Skills Training - Folkestone 01303 256305 Visit website Kent
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Grantham College 01476 400226 Visit website Lincolnshire
New College Stamford 01780 484300 Visit website Lincolnshire
University Academy Holbeach 01406 423042 Visit website Lincolnshire
Avant Partnership 01472 470590 Visit website Lincolnshire - North East Lincolnshire
Kalika Hair & Beauty Salon Ltd 020 8951 4949 Visit website London - Barnet
SJC Training Academy of Hair and Beauty T/A HB Academy 02088593446 Visit website London - Bexley
Sanrizz Education Centre 01707665880 Visit website London - Camden
Choppy Cut Academy 0208 804 6700 Visit website London - Enfield
Estelworld Beauty and Laser College - Hertford Road 020 7254 4588 Visit website London - Enfield
TotalBarber Academy Limited 020 7739 7690 Visit website London - Hackney
Re-Style Barber Academy 020 3417 9250 Visit website London - Haringey
Falltricks Academy Romford 01708 728054 Visit website London - Havering
Hairforce 1 Training Academy 07495 774490 Visit website London - Havering
Halls of Ivy 01708 766395 Visit website London - Havering
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
Hair For Men Academy Shoreditch 0800 644 6601 Visit website London - Islington
L&F Training - London 01278 550261 Visit website London - Newham
Layla's Beauty Hub 020 8514 6777 Visit website London - Newham
LHAA - Ham 0208 9539344 Visit website London - Richmond upon Thames
London School of Barbering - Artillery Lane 020 7404 0998 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
Sitting Prettie Academy 020 3417 4042 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
alan d Hairdressing 020 7634 9400 Visit website London, City of
London School of Barbering- Farringdon/West Smithfield 0207 404 0998 Visit website London, City of
Evolve Academy Ltd 0161 457 0065 Visit website Manchester
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
Montebello Training Ltd 0151 329 3292 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
SkillFill Training 07734758183 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Training Plus Merseyside 0151 709 6000 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Southport College 01704 500606 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
@BarbersNo1 Academy 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
Anglian Academy Ltd 01603 886969 Visit website Norfolk
Great Yarmouth College 01493 655261 Visit website Norfolk
Surepass Beauty Academy 01603 360107 Visit website Norfolk
Selby College 01757 211000 Visit website North Yorkshire
Bespoke Hairdressing Training Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
The Salon @ 89 Academy 01933 680444 Visit website Northamptonshire
Skills North East Limited 0191 250 4590 Visit website Northumberland
North Nottinghamshire College 01709 722 683 Visit website Nottinghamshire
NHTA Limited 0115 9691650 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Sid Sottung Academy 01159984503 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
L&F Training 07867692924 Visit website Somerset
Somerset Barber Academy Limited 01225 251994 Visit website Somerset
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
EMF Hair, Beauty & Nail Training Academy 01226 715360 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Sonelli 01226 293739 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Doncaster 01302 813900 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Excel Training Ltd 01709 300255 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Rotherham 01709 720746 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
RNN Group - Dearne Valley College 01709 722 683 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Rotherham College Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Realise 0114 251 9210 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Grace-Leyland Education - The Strand 07792 341754 Visit website Staffordshire
Stepping Stones Education and Training Ltd 01782 478378 Visit website Staffordshire
E.Quality Training 01782 620003 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
Alan d Hairdressing Education 01473 210764 Visit website Suffolk
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Resources NE Limited 0191 4479844 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
SB Barbering 0191 567 3644 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Sunderland
ACE Barbers Academy 07503350772 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Headmasters Hair Academy 0121 459 9053 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
South and City College Birmingham - Hall Green Campus 0121 694 5000 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
The Academy Training Hair and Beauty Limited 024 7655 9559 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Ascend Training 0121 7961036 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Solihull College 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Solihull College - Woodlands Campus 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Bradford College 01274 088 088 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Hair Academy by TGI Ltd 01274 505705 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Pioneer House 01924 465916 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The Link Training Academy 01484 425500 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The Link Training Academy - Woodspeen Training 01484 425500 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Leeds Academy for Hairdressing and Barbering 0113 245 7439 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Piranha Barber Academy Ltd 0113 243 2160 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Westrow Training 01133979400 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Yorkshire College of Beauty 0113 2509507 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Marvell Academy 01793 610782 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Heart of Worcestershire College - Redditch 01527 572522 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
University College Isle of Man 01624 648208 Visit website Isle of Man
ARS ESTETICA S.R.L. +39 06 71587203 Visit website Italy
BEAUTY INGROSS di Bavaresco Alessandro +39 04 23370088 Visit website Italy
C.A.V.A.M. +39 041 938124 Visit website Italy
G & I BEAUTY GROUP S.R.L. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
IDM GROUP S.R.L. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
LOOK UP S.A.S. dei F.lli Di Marco Matteo e Luca & C. +39 08 54491261 Visit website Italy
PERCORSI SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
SEM BEAUTY INTERNATIONAL ACCADEMY S.R.L.S. UNIPERSONALE +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
TANO'S STYLE SOCIETA' A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA SEMPLIFICATA +39 06 22772258 Visit website Italy
Highlands College 01534 608608 Visit website Jersey
South Eastern Regional College - Bangor Campus 028 9127 6600 Visit website Ards and North Down
South Eastern Regional College - Lisburn Campus 028 9266 7725 Visit website Lisburn and Castlereagh
South Eastern Regional College - Downpatrick Campus 028 4461 5815 Visit website Newry, Mourne and Down
Moray College UHI 01343 576000 Visit website Moray
Ayrshire College 01563 523501 Visit website North Ayrshire
Charlie Taylor Hair Health and Beauty Ltd 01738 441711 Visit website Perth and Kinross
ISA Training 0845 301 8660 Visit website Wales
Mac-Ed Training Ltd 07891862726 or 07581034000 Visit website Wales
Bridgend College 01656 302302 Visit website Bridgend
Barbering School of Wales 07800603365 Visit website Cardiff
Brothers Constantinou 029 2046 1191 Visit website Cardiff
Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff
LAZAROU HAIR GROUP (ACADEMY) 02920 221000 Visit website Cardiff
Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy 02920236703 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Sir Gar - Graig Campus 01554 748000 Visit website Carmarthenshire
Tommy's Education Centre 01492 870166 Visit website Conwy
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Coleg Cambria - Work Based Learning 01244 831531 Visit website Flintshire
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham

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