VTCT Diploma in Barbering

Hairdressing & Barbering | Level 2

VTCT Diploma in Barbering


Preparing learners for employment as a junior barber, this qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively, including: health and safety; client consultation; shampooing and conditioning; basic haircuts; blowdry and finishing and cutting facial hair to shape.


Entry requirements

At least 4 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade D (new grading 3), including English and/or maths. Or, Pass/Merit in a relevant full Level 1 vocational programme (a minimum of Merit for BTEC courses), and working at Functional Skills Level 1 maths/IT as appropriate to course.


If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees. Our financial support service, known as ‘College Pays’, is designed to assist students with the costs involved with studying at College. Depending on your circumstances, we have different levels of support.

Find out more at our School Leavers Financial Support page.

Progression and Careers

Upon completion of this, you could progress onto our Level 3 programme in Barbering.

Where you will study

Main Campus


The course will last for ten months starting in September until the end of June the following year.

What you will study

  • Health & Safety
  • Advise & Consult with Clients
  • Shampoo & Condition
  • Cut Hair Using Basic Barbering Techniques


You can look into careers in Hairdressing & Barbering , by visiting National Careers Service website

National Careers Service: Job Profiles

The Job Profiles search will give you information on the following:

  • the skills and qualifications needed to get into that job
  • what the work would be like
  • the pay you could expect
  • what the career prospects are


To apply for VTCT Diploma in Barbering , use the online application form or call 0151 477 5850 for more information.

Once your application has been processed, you will be contacted and given a date for your Interview Evening. Learner Services Advisers and course tutors will be available to speak with you and provide advice, guidance and information about College life.