About this course
Our Level 2 City and Guilds Diploma in Barbering Apprenticeship provides learners with a range of skills needed to succeed in the barbering sector, including both traditional barbering skills, as well as new specialist techniques.
This course is suitable for those working in a professional salon in a barbering related role.
Learners will be required to undertake a mixture of mandatory units and optional units (we will work with you to decide what optional units are relevant to your role, and your business).
Mandatory units include:
- 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
- Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp
- Develop and Maintain Effectiveness at Work
- Advise and Consult with Clients
When you agree to undertake an Apprenticeship, you may be required to complete Essential Skills qualifications, depending on your previous qualifications, the Apprenticeship level you are completing and your own particular needs.
This qualification will primarily be delivered through 1-to-1 sessions with a member of our delivery team, using a mixture of face-to-face and remote learning sessions.
Upon enrolment, learners are also allocated an assessor. Throughout the qualification, the assessor will visit the learner either at their workplace or remotely (for example, via Microsoft Teams) on a monthly basis, to support progress, observe and set tasks.
Upon completion, successful learners can progress on to the Level 3 Barbering Apprenticeship. Learners are supported and encouraged throughout their qualification to reach their full potential in their chosen industry.
ACT Training values the learning experience for the learners and encourage all to aspire to reach their goals, promote engaging and captivating learning with the addition of offering suitable candidates the chance to participate in both internal and external competitions’ and shows e.g. Salon Cymru, The World Skills, The Eisteddfod and Hair & Beauty Wales Show.
To start an Apprenticeship in Wales, you need to be:
- aged 16 or over (there is no upper age limit)
- living in Wales
- not in full-time education
- not accessing any other funding from the Welsh Government
You can search and apply for Apprenticeship vacancies here
If you’re looking to undertake an Apprenticeship qualification as a way of upskilling within your current role, you will also need to be:
- employed for a minimum of 16 hours
- supported by your employer to undertake the qualification
- committed to undertaking an average of 4-6 hours of study a month
- working in a role that is relevant to the qualification
- employed for at least 51% of your contracted hours in Wales