Barbering - Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course overview

In the UK there are approximately 2,967 barbering business employing are than 5,300 barbers in addition to 36,000 salons who offer unisex services. Barbering covers traditional skills such as scissors over comb and shaving with new specialist techniques such as 2D and 3D sculpting. Barbers can work in a variety of locations; barber shops, salons, spas, hospitals, care homes, prisons, department stores, hotels, airlines and holiday resorts.

Typically an individual who is working towards this apprenticeship framework will assume the role of a junior barber and will carry out services which will include; cutting hair, cutting facial hair, basic patterns, perm and neutralise and colouring men’s hair.

Apprenticeships are a tested way of training either a new or existing team member. An apprenticeship will provide on-the-job training which leads to an employee gaining a nationally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Sector Skills Council. The Apprenticeship framework will include the following elements;

• Barbering – Level 2 Diploma (NVQ)
• Mathematics – Level 1
• English – Level 1
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Entry requirements

An employee/apprentice must be over 16 years of age with no prior level 4 qualifications or above and be working a minimum of 30 contracted hours per week in an appropriate occupational role

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed againsts a set of nationally recognised standards which are set by the Awarding Body. The competence based element assessment will be via direct observation and work place supporting evidence. The knowledge based element may be assessed via a test, reflective review or assignment to confirm that you have achieved and understood the level of knowledge required. Whereas Functional Skills will be assessed via on-line tests.

What can I do next

Three months before completing this Apprenticeship framework a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to a permanent employment contract, further study or indeed both.