This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

Our Level 2 NVQ in Barbering is the formal industry qualification that develops the specific skills for trainee barbers or anyone wanting to enter the industry. Based at our Barry campus in Colcot Road, this programme will teach all aspects of basic gent's hairdressing, whilst offering students the chance to gain experience within the college's commercial salons.

What you will study

Topics and techniques covered on this course include:

  • Cutting skills
  • Client consultation
  • Assisting with Shaving
  • Shampoo & Conditioning
  • Blow dry/styling male hair

Students will also be expected to work on realistic clients in a commercial environment and be responsible for developing their own 'client base'.

Course fee per year

Exam Fee: £62.00

Course Fee: £388.00

Entry requirements

Interview and initial entrance assessment. You need to be working at Levels 1 or 2 in Literacy. You will be expected to work on realistic clients in a commercial environment and will also be responsible for developing your own 'client base’

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assessment including practical and online skills tests

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.


What our students say

My best days at college are when we get to learn new techniques, which keep us up to date with hairdressing industry. The tutors are really lovely and supportive and they help you as much as they can. 

Jordan James
Studying Hairdressing Level 3

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Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

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