Course: Barbering Level 2

Study Level

Level 2

Course Code

Barbering Level 2


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


36 weeks, 2 days per week



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.

Please note that the location for this course hasn’t yet been decided. It will only be offered at one campus and the decision will be made based on the majority preference.


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


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.

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