VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering


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The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills. This qualification covers:

The creative art of cutting men’s hair

The specialist work of cutting facial hair

Consultation service for clients

Health and safety whilst working in the barbering industry

You will develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable). This qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.


To undertake this qualification, you must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Hairdressing and Barbering Services qualification. This is an online course with an exam and can be completed prior to starting.


Throughout this qualification you will produce a portfolio of evidence. This will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt.  Your work will be assessed, and quality assured by centre staff. An external quality assurer, appointed by VTCT, will visit our centre to sample and quality-check assessments, the internal quality assurance process and the evidence gathered.

Observation outcomes

For practical elements you will be observed by your assessor throughout each unit to show your competence.


You will complete four assignments to show your knowledge.


You will complete four exams.

Course delivery

The course will be delivered in the evening on a weekly basis over 24 weeks 6.00pm-9.00pm.

We will also deliver a complimentary wet shave workshop alongside this course and a chance to shadow our barbers for work experience.

Start date: Please contact Joule Academy for specific dates.

Course fee – £795

The course fee includes VTCT registration and fee for VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Hairdressing and Barbering Services qualification.

Face-to-face training, online course content, Pivot point e learning support, email support and assessment.

A £100 non refundable deposit will be required to secure a place.