Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Intermediate
2 September 2019TBCNick Williams

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

Course Details

On this demanding but exciting course you will learn the basic skills to become a capable barber and use your skills in our salons, working with real clients. A salon placement is recommended.

A portfolio of work is mandatory, including photos of your work, and home study will be necessary.

Course content includes:

  • Advising male clients and consulting on their needs and requirements
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Introduction to working in the hair sector
  • Cutting men’s hair
  • Cutting facial hair
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Colouring men’s hair
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Salon reception duties
  • Promoting products and services

On this full time vocational course, you will learn practical skills supported by completion of online assessments. All practical skills will be observed and assessed regularly throughout the academic year. Your progress is carefully monitored and your tutor and lecturers will help you to stay on track for success.

Next Steps

Studying Level 3 Barbering, specialist training and/or part-time courses would enhance your career prospects. This course will prepare you for a job as a barber. Depending on your skills, you could become a self-employed Barber/Hairstylist.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 2 learners Over the course of your Level 2 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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