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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Barbering

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required. However, you must have drive, enthusiasm and passion for the hair industry

Qualification will include

  • NVQ in Barbering at Level 2.
  • Key Skills/ESW in Communication, Application of Number and ICT (Wales only).

Overview of Qualification

Mandatory Units

  • Ensure your own actions reduce risk to Health and Safety
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using barbering techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish men’s hair

Optional Units

  • Create basic patterns in hair
  • Perm and neutralise hair
  • Change men’s hair colour
  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Promote additional services and products to clients
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness in work
  • Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation


The Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Jobs Growth Wales Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund.


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