Faculty of
Retail & Commercial



  • Title: Barbering
  • Code: F04681
  • Level: Level 2
  • Length: 1 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Retail & Commercial
  • Barber
  • Hairdresser
  • Male grooming technician
  • Facial hair specialist
  • Retail
  • Trichologist

Compulsory topics include:

• Principles of practice of hairdressing
• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
• 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

Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)
You can apply on-line through the Oldham College web-site or call into Odlham for advice and guidance
  • Practical assessment
  • On-line exam
  • Independent learning
  • Client documentation
  • Assignment writing
  • Paper based exams
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio evidence
  • Extended barbering industry work experience
  • Level 3 Advanced Barbering Technical Diploma 
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Full time employment.
  • Your prior academic GCSE achievement will be assessed to determine the correct entry point and suitable programme placement
  • Level 2 Barbering placement
  • Good attendance and punctuality. 

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Barbering (360) is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the barbering industry.  Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.

While studying your Barbering qualification, you will be required to do extended hours of voluntary or paid work in a professional and established Barbershop. 

Level 2 Hairdressing and Retail

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000