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Barbering VRQ Diploma Level 2

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

  • Overview of the course

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    This Level 2 course will allow you to develop and practise the skills required for employment within the barbering industry. It will introduce you to the discipline of a working environment and encourage you to reach a good level of knowledge and skills.

    This programme has been designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

    Our Barbering department has received ‘Approved Training Centre’ status from the British Barbers’ Association, the UK’s leading association for barbering.

    Engaging with employers is also an integral part of this programme – we’ll seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-world experience of your chosen sector.
  • What you'll learn

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    Topics on your Study Programme will include:

    • Client Consultation for Hair Services
    • Cut Men’s Hair
    • Cut Facial Hair
    • Colour and Lighten Hair
    • Style Men’s Hair
    • Shampoo and Condition the Hair and Scalp
    • Promote Products and Services to Clients in a Salon
    • Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
  • Entry requirements

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    One GCSE at grade 3 or above, in Maths or English. We will also invite you for an informal interview and ask to see a satisfactory school reference.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed regularly throughout the programme through practical work, oral and written questions and assignments. You will also build a portfolio of your work.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to hair@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have completed the programme, you could progress onto a Higher Education course at College or university, or explore the possibility of doing a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4). Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk

    Following further study you could work as a:

    • Barber, earning up to £25,000 per year
    • Salon Manager, earning up to £30,000 per year
    • Assessor or Trainer, earning up to £30,000 per year
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from:
    ulli Inspiring trips and experiences/li
    liMeetings with industry experts/li
    liVisits to leading companies in your sector/li /ul
    brAs well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.
    brWe want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing.
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    Working with your Learning Development Mentor, Tutors and Careers Coaches, you’ll gain an insight and understanding of your sector, helping you to make important decisions about your future, whether that’s university or employment.
    brThanks to our partnership with the University of Bolton, you’ll also benefit from everything the university has to offer, with a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, giving you everything you need to become a FUTURE SUCCESS, in whichever field you choose!
    brExposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme - we will seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-word experience of your sector, giving you the qualifications and experience to progress!
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will challenge you, encouraging you to fulfil your potential. You may have the opportunity to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.
    brWe’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
    brOur £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Click the ‘Apply’ button. You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application and enrol online in August. If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Open Events

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    Due to current circumstances, we’re working on content for our Virtual Open Events – you can register now for the events, which will be available from Monday 16th November 2020 and can be viewed any time after this date.
    To register, please visit a href="http://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events" www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events /a and complete the registration form – once ready, we’ll send you a link, and you’ll also be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win a brand-new iPad!
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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    12.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    HD222-YP02