This one year course is suitable for students with an interest in barbering as a career. It is aimed at those intending to work or currently work in barber shops or unisex salons. You will learn basic barbering skills including, Cutting men’s hair using basic techniques, Cutting facial hair to shape using basic techniques, Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, Drying and finish men’s hair, Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work, Create basic outlines and detailing in hair and Advise and consult. You will train in the College’s state-of-the-art fully equipped commercial hair salons where your clients will include members of the public for development and assessment purposes. You will further develop your skills through project based learning demonstrations, practical workshops, lectures, tutorials, competition work, master classes and industry visits. Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy are also part of the programme of study for students who have not achieved a Grade C or equivalent in these subjects.
Assessment on this programme will be by practical, written and online assessment. All assessments are carried out in English.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
Career Opportunities / Progression
Employment in a salon, self-employment or progression to Level 3 qualifications.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
You will be required to buy a Belfast Met uniform, costing approximately £40.00 and kit costing approximately £120.00 (if needed). Specific details will be given at pre-entry advice and guidance sessions.