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Barbering Diploma Level 2 : 2022 intake

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.
    This Level 2 course will allow you to develop and practise the cutting skills required for employment within the barbering industry. It will introduce you to the discipline of a real working environment and encourage you to reach a good level of knowledge and skills to kick start your barbering career.
    Our Barbering department has received ‘Approved Training Centre’ status from the British Barbers’ Association - the UK’s leading association for barbering.
    Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What you'll learn

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    • Client Consultation
    • Cut Men’s Hair
    • Cut Facial Hair
    • Colour and Lighten mens Hair
    • Men’s Hair
    • Shampoo and Condition the Hair and Scalp
    • Promote Products and Services to Clients in a Salon
    • Working in the Industry
    • Create an Image Based on a Theme
    • Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon

    We encourage our students to continue their English & maths study to Level 3

    Elements of study

    Your programme consists of the following elements:

    • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
    • English and Maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
    • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
    • Work experience in a barbershop (giving you a taste of working life)
    • Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills)
  • Entry requirements

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    You’ll need one GCSE at grade 3 or above, in Maths or English. We will also invite you for an informal interview and ask to see a satisfactory school reference.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    There will be continuous assessment through practical work, oral and written questions and assignments. We’ll also ask you to organise and build a portfolio of your work.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Please apply on line to book an informal interview questions about the course please phone 01204 482515
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book an informal interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have completed the course you could progress on to an Advanced Barbering level 3 course
    Following further study you could work as:
    A Barber and earn around £25,000 a year plus, depending on experience and returning clientele
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Enrichment

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    We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:

    • Meeting guest speakers from local employers & industry leaders
    • Visiting local barber shops
    • Local and national competitions
    • Taking part in enrichment activities – such as social and sporting events and fun day trips
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development.
    You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work in the barbers.
    You could also benefit from getting involved in volunteering opportunities, both locally and abroad, and youth social action projects, perfect for enhancing your CV.
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We have a high percentage of local barbering employers we work closely with Bolton College is part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the group has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.
    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more.
    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.

    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
  • How to apply?

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    After you have completed the course you could progress on to an Advanced Barbering level 3 course
    Following further study you could work as:
    A Barber and earn around £25,000 a year plus, depending on experience and returning clientele
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    11.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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