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Barbering course

Do you dream of becoming a barber? Learn the skills and carve your own barbering career within the 4 months.
VTCT Level 2 Diploma
Study with a live teacher online!
/6571 learners
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Barbering course
Do you dream of becoming a barber? Learn the skills and carve your own barbering career within the 4 months.
VTCT Level 2 Diploma
Study with a live teacher online!

Training duration

18
classes
per week
practical lessons
weeks-
course
27
8 hours each
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1. Cut and styling men's hair
Foundation and advanced techniques to cut, style and detail mens hair including how to fade, cut freehand, create gradual and uniform layers, cut free hand, use clippers over the comb, use scissors and style cuts with and without a fringe or a parting. Blow dry hair into a chosen style and use other heated styling tools to enhance the look.
You will learn to
2. Cut facial hair and art of colouring hair
Detailed techniques to cut and style facial hair to create a variety of beard and mustache looks. How to be consistent with health and safety in your own salon, deal with any hazards and emergencies, carry out risk assessments and to maintain a consistently hygienic and safe work station.
4. Working in the hair industry
3. Shampoo and condition hair and provide scalp massage
Understand what shampoo, conditioner and treatments will work with your clients hair goals and maintenance level. Handle reception duties with confidence and maintain a professional brand.
How to use the correct products, tool and techniques to satisfy the client and provide them with after care advice.

Course programme

Participate in virtual classes or watch the recorded sessions
Ask questions and chat with a live expert
Study materials
Your lecturer will answer your questions personally
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowledge whenever you need to.
100% interactive course

Health
and Safety

1
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Conduct yourself in the workplace to meet with health and safety practices and salon policy

⦁ Maintain a level of personal presentation, hygiene and conduct to meet with legal and salon requirements

⦁ Follow salon policy for security and emergency procedures

Tools
Health
Safety
Emergency procedures
1. How to maintain health, safety and security practices
2. How to follow emergency procedures


You will practice
Workplace

Working in the hair industry

2
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Describe occupational roles within the hair industry

⦁ State the importance of personal presentation in reflecting the professional image of the hair industry and the basic employee

Tools
Key characteristics
Working practices
Salon services
1. How to describe the key characteristics of the hair industry
2. How to describe working practices in the hair industry


You will practice
Personal presentation

Client consultation

3
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Communicate in a manner that creates confidence and trust, and maintains goodwill

⦁ Advise the client on any factors which may limit, prevent or affect their choice of service or product.

⦁ Recommend and agree a service or product and do not forget to follow safe and hygienic working practices
Tools
Client consultation
Hair characteristics
Services
1. How to consult and advise clients
2. The characteristics of the hair


You will practice
Products

Shampoo and condition

4
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare yourself, the client and work area for shampoo and conditioning services.

⦁ Select and use products, tools and equipment suitable for the client's hair and scalp condition.

⦁ Follow safe and hygienic working practices and provide suitable aftercare advice
Tools
Shampoo
Condition
Products
1. How to prepare to shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
2. How to shampoo and condition the hair and scalp

You will practice

Cut men's hair

5
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare yourself, the client and work area for cutting service.

⦁ Select and use cutting tools and equipment to achieve the desired look

⦁ Remove unwanted hair outside the desired outline shape.
Tools
Club cutting and fading
Scissors-over-comb
Clippers-over-comb
1. How to prepare for a cutting service
2. How to provide a cutting service
You will practice
Freehand and thinning
Cut facial hair
6
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare yourself, the client and work area for cutting facial hair services.

⦁ Assess the potential of the hair to achieve the desired look by identifying the influencing factors.

⦁ Establish and accurately follow guidelines to achieve the required look.

Tools
Tapered beard
Full beard outlines
Moustache
1. How to prepare for cutting facial hair services
2. How to provide a cutting service
You will practice
Eyebrow shape

Styling men's hair

7
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare for styling men's hair. Select appropriate products, tools and equipment

⦁ Style men's hair using basic styling techniques

⦁ Follow safe and hygienic working practices. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
Tools
Straightening and Curling
Finger drying
Smoothing
Finishing
1. How to prepare for styling men's hair
2. How to style men's hair
You will practice

Additional services and products

8
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Identify appropriate services or products that may interest your client. Choose the most appropriate time to inform your client and method of communication.

⦁ Close your discussion appropriately if your client shows no interest.

⦁ Give relevant information to move the situation forward when your client shows interest

⦁ Secure client agreement and check client understanding of the delivery of the service or product.

Tools
Additional services or products
Information
Promotion
Interest
1. How to identify additional services or products that are available
2. How to inform clients about additional services or products
4. How to gain client commitment to using additional services or products
5. How to promote additional services or products to clients

You will practice

Fulfill salon reception duties

9
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Keep the reception area clean and tidy all the time.

⦁ Identify client requirements and schedule appointments in a way that satisfies the client and therapist/stylist, making most productive use of salon time.

⦁ Establish the client's method of payment and process the payment giving change and receipt when required.
Tools
Payments
Communication with clients
Salon services, products and pricing
1. How to maintain the reception area
2. How to attend to clients and enquiries
3. How to make appointments for salon services
4. How to handle payments from clients
5. Salon and legal requirements
6. Communication methods
7. Salon services, products and pricing
8. How to calculate and take payments
9. How to make appointments
You will practice
Appointments

Create an image

10
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Communicate and behave in a professional manner

⦁ Use technical skills to create a theme based image

⦁ Follow safe and hygienic working practices
Tools
Theme based image
Image planning
Image creation
1. How to create an image
2. How to plan an image


You will practice

Scalp massage

11
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare yourself, the client and work area for scalp massage services. Select and use products, tools and equipment suitable for the client's hair and scalp condition

⦁ Adapt massage techniques to take account of influencing factors. Follow safe and hygienic working practices

⦁ Provide suitable aftercare advice
Tools
Effleurage
Petrissage
Tapotement and vibrations
1. How to prepare for scalp massage services
2. How to carry out scalp massage services


You will practice
Frictions techniques
The art of colouring hair
12
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare yourself, the client and work area for colouring service.

⦁ Select and use the application method, products, tools and equipment to temporarily and semi-permanently colour hair.

⦁ Apply a suitable conditioner or post-colour treatment to the hair, following manufacturer's instructions.
Tools
Full head application
Partial head application
Placed application
Products and tools
1. How to prepare for colouring hair
2.How to provide a colouring service

You will practice
Participate in virtual classes or watch the recorded sessions
Ask questions and chat with a live expert
Study materials
Your lecturer will answer your questions personally
100% interactive course
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowledge whenever you need to.
You want to change your job

The course will be suitable if:

You want to improve your practical skills
You want new experience
You want to develop your own business
Once you're qualified in our Cutting Course you can become self-employed. If you train in more barbering techniques it will open up more opportunities, like working in hotels and spas. Maybe you'd prefer to work close to home, or perhaps you'd like to work in a hotel abroad or in a salon on a cruise ship!
Once you have the Cutting Course, you might be interested in our other beauty courses: women's hairdressing; brow lamination and threading depilation; lash extension; massage therapy, etc.
Barbering is an exciting area to professionalise in because there are so many specialist areas. You could even choose to go into hair salon management, teaching or work on your own business.
If you would like to learn new skills that can turn into a hobby, try it. You will learn how to cut and colour the male family members' and friend's hair.
The eLearning platform



How are classes delivered?
Blended learning
Home tasks
During your course, you will get practical and written tasks to complete outside of the scheduled lessons (home study). Our expert tutors will check your work and give you regular feedback, which will go towards your accredited certification.
Community


We keep our students constantly motivated by providing them with regular feedback and a direct channel of communication with each other and our practising experts. Live tutors share professional up-to-date information and will help you keep on track to complete your qualification with confidence.
As soon as your course starts you'll get access to the educational platform where you will find your study materials. You will also be able to communicate with your tutor and other learners in your class.
Your training will be delivered through blended learning (both online and in our centre) with a tutor.
Student reviews
I took barber courses for beginners, I liked everything very much, the training was productive. Professionals in their field, conveyed the most important things, taught me how to cut, how to use the equipment correctly. In this school, you can really become a craft barber from scratch! I wish the school continued prosperity!
Alan Jones
I am glad that I ended up in this particular school and no less glad that I was lucky with my teacher! I learned a new craft from scratch and got all the necessary skills on the fast-track barbering course. If you want to become a professional in your field, then here you are!
Bruce Young
I do not like to visit hairdressing salons, I have been doing everything myself for a long time (I cut my hair, shave, straighten my beard). I bought an intensive barbering course from scratch. I learned a lot of interesting techniques and now I have a lot more to be creative.
John Evans
I completed the barbering course from scratch in 18 weeks. Good learning, relaxed and cosy atmosphere. In general, ICS gives a base and a strong impetus, the rest is up to you, experience, desire to develop. Courses completed, exams passed, a diploma is in hand… My clients are pleased with my work on their image!
Barbara Simpson
Student reviews
I took barber courses for beginners, I liked everything very much, the training was productive. Professionals in their field, conveyed the most important things, taught me how to cut, how to use the equipment correctly. In this school, you can really become a craft barber from scratch! I wish the school continued prosperity!
Alan Jones
Student reviews
I took barber courses for beginners, I liked everything very much, the training was productive. Professionals in their field, conveyed the most important things, taught me how to cut, how to use the equipment correctly. In this school, you can really become a craft barber from scratch! I wish the school continued prosperity!
Alan Jones
Student reviews
I do not like to visit hairdressing salons, I have been doing everything myself for a long time (I cut my hair, shave, straighten my beard). I bought an intensive barbering course from scratch.I learned a lot of interesting techniques and now I have a lot more to be creative.
John Evans
Student reviews
I am glad that I ended up in this particular school and no less glad that I was lucky with my teacher! I learned a new craft from scratch and got all the necessary skills on the fast-track barbering course. If you want to become a professional in your field, then here you are!
Bruce Young
Student reviews
I completed the barbering course from scratch in 18 weeks. Good learning, relaxed and cosy atmosphere. In general, ICS gives a base and a strong impetus, the rest is up to you, experience, desire to develop. Courses completed, exams passed, a diploma is in hand… My clients are pleased with my work on their image!
Barbara Simpson
Student reviews
I completed the barbering course from scratch in 18 weeks. Good learning, relaxed and cozy atmosphere. In general, ICS gives a base and a strong impetus, the rest is up to you, experience, desire to develop. Courses completed, exams passed, diploma s in hand … My clients are pleased with my work on their image!
Barbara Simpson
Study and earn
You will be able and qualified to offer basic haircut treatments as soon as you complete the course. You might choose to develop your skills by com-pleting other barbering/hairdressing courses.
Be self-employed: check some rates for freelancers
Beard and moustache trim
Man's hair cut
Full head colouring
£28
£20
£40
1450
£32800
Vacancies are open in UK
Barber earns first year
£0
Manage to get a discount on the course
if you match criteria
To get this course free you must be eligible for the UK Government funding:

⦁ You are 19 years old or older before the academic year starts (31st August)
⦁ You are either a citizen of UK / EU / EEA countries or have the right to abode in the UK
You are receiving JSA/ESA/Universal credit or a low wage
The funding value of the course is £3,345.

Course fee