Course: Barbering Level 2

Study Level

Level 2


Great Yarmouth Campus


36 weeks, 2 days per week




Free (subject to personal circumstances)

This course is ideal for those seeking a career as an employed/self-employed junior barber.

This qualification is based on the Level 2 Barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association (The British Barbering Association – BBA) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior barber.

You will be required to pass the Level 2 Covid Infection Prevention qualification before being assessed.

Upon completion of this course, you are eligible to become a State Registered Graduate Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.

This course takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm and Fridays from 9.30am to 4pm. This course is free (subject to personal circumstances).



You will need to have achieved a Level 1 qualification in hairdressing or barbering and/or a successful skills test and interview.

You will need to be aged 19+ to apply for this course.


Career opportunities as a junior barber exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Commercial barber shop/salons
  • Specialist African type hair barber shop/salons
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Television, film, theatre and media
  • Armed service
  • HM Prison Service
  • Cruise liners
  • Hospitals/care homes

You may also choose to further develop your knowledge and skills by undertaking Barbering Level 3.