Course Type: Part Time

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

  • Day TBC
  • Attendance Part Time
  • Time TBC
  • Cost £1192
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

On this course you'll learn a wide range of skills needed to be successful in the highly competitive hairdressing industry and be a valued member of any professional team.

You'll develop a range of professional values including:

  • industry codes of practice and ethics
  • quality assurance systems
  • time management principles
  • commercially viable times for the completion of services.

Course content

  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo condition and treat hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Cut mens hair using basic techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish mens' hair
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
  • Colour and lighten mens' hair

Days & Times

Thursdays, 9am to 5.30pm


You'll train at Botanica, our industry standard commercial salon based at Baltic Campus near Gateshead Quays.

An interview is required and equipment is needed.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

You'll need good communication skills, plenty of enthusiasm and the ability to work with other people.

Required experience

We welcome all applicants without any prior experience or knowledge in this area. You will need motivation to achieve and have a passion to gain skills enabling you to progress this as a career in the future.

This course is free if you are aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more finance information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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