Faculty of Hair and Barbering
Full Time Courses
For learners who just fall short of the Level 2 entry requirements we offer Level 1 Hairdressing. This qualification is a support role within a commercial Hair or Barbering type environment and includes a variety of basic Hair and Barbering skills such as Shampooing, Hair and scalp consultation, Colour removal and basic styling techniques. This qualification will prepare learners for progression to level 2 Hairdressing or Barbering
All new learners interested in Barbering will start on the Level 2 Diploma in Barbering and will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them during practical assessment tasks.
Core topics include:
Cross knowledge (Anatomy, Health & Safety, Sustainability & Client Care)
Shampoo & condition
Reception duties and customer service
Cutting men’s hair
Cutting facial hair
Dry and finish
Basic outlines and details
Assist with shaving
Level 3 Diploma in Barbering covers advanced practical skills and essential knowledge for working within the barbering industry.
Core topics include:
Health & Safety
Cutting men’s hair
Shaving and facial massage services
Creative hairdressing skills
Design and create patterns
There will be costs associated with the kit and salon uniform required for the course.
Work Experience is an essential part of all full time study programmes. Learners will complete a minimum 35 hours within an industry linked environment per academic year/qualification.
Part Time Courses
Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
This is a 1 year intense evening course only available to adult learners who are fully committed and requires 100% attendance. It covers both basic and advanced practical skills and essential knowledge for working within the barbering industry.
Intermediate Apprenticeship Hair Professionals- Barbering / Barber
On the Hair Professionals Barbering, you will gain the skills and knowledge on how to run a column of clients and consultation techniques. As a Barber, you will carry out the following services, cutting and styling hair, shampooing, cutting facial hair, shaving services and cut facial hair.
Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D, or working towards Functional Skills Level 1.
What will I achieve?
Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals- Barbering
Level 2 Functional Skills
You will attend college 1 day per week and you will a minimum of 30 hours in the work place. Your College day will consist of maths and English delivery, theory class where you will gain knowledge to carry out services and understand the barbering industry. Demonstration and practice class is where you will be hands on gaining and practice your skills as a Barber in our purpose built Barbershop.
Compulsory kit and uniform cost-
Kit £212 PLUS Uniform
Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering/Senior Barber
The Level 3 NVQ in Barbering is for those who have completed their Level 2 NVQ or level 3 VRQ and want to enhance their creative skills and take on a more responsible position at work. On the Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering, you will gain skills on how to build cliental, client retention, provided client consultation services and referrals and support junior members of the team. As a Senior Barber you will carry out the following services, design and create a range of facial hair shapes, creative cut hair using a range of barbering techniques, provide Shaving services, design and Create patterns, develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills and contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of promotional activities.
Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D, or Functional Skills Level 1.
What will I achieve?
Level 3 NVQ Barbering
Level 2 Functional Skills
ERR- Employer Rights and Responsibilities
Barbering qualifications are achieved via continual assessment throughout the duration of the course. Each module will have a number of practical summative assessments requirements, together with an end exam (usually completed on-line via the exams assessment centre within college). Learners will collate a portfolio of evidence so they can demonstrate they have achieved all the required assessments.
Milestone assessment points will track learner progress in preparation for Unit completion. These can include written tests and assignments, oral questioning, practical skills demonstrations and formative assessment.
Assessment takes place within college, in the work placement and at End Point Assessment centre.
Continuous on course assessment involving:
The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering 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 a Level 3 Diploma in Barbering.
Other level 2 pathways could broaden their career opportunities such as Level 2 Beauty therapy (male grooming) or Ladies Hairdressing.
The Level 3 Diploma in Barbering provides you with a range of specialist technical skills and knowledge that will equip you to seek employment or further training within the hairdressing industry.
Employment can be found in the following areas: Barbers salons, Hair salon, Spa, Cruise ship, Holiday resort hotel salons
Progression for a Barber- Assessor Awards, PTTLS Preparation for Teaching in the Long Life Learning Sector. Career options-, High Street Barber Shop, Salon owner or Freelance Barber. Starting salary- 10,000- 16,000
Progression for a Senior Barber- Advanced Apprenticeship in hairdressing, Assessor Awards, PTTLS Preparation for Teaching in the Long Life Learning Sector. Career options- Salon owner, Retail department store, Cruise Ship or Freelance Senior Barber. Starting salary- 16,000- 21,000
Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).
Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
GCSE Re-sit Study Programme
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.
Vocational Level 1 Programme
English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Vocational Level 2 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Vocational Level 3 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English
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You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -
To register your interest - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/
To apply for a vacancy - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email email@example.com
It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.
Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.
This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.
Faculty: Hair and Barbering
Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time
Delivery Method: Face-to-face