Course Code: TC1FE16 Barbering - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This qualification can be completed over one year where those wishing for a career in the Barbering industry. The course is practical based offering a wide range of skills such as cutting, colouring, styling and facial hair techniques supported by underpinning knowledge for each unit by theory workshops, functional skills and tutorials. It also gives students opportunities for timed work placed assessments in a realistic working environment. Students will have the opportunities to work in commercial salons with state of the art resources and equipment. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and Maths a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Other Costs and Equipment Needed 16 -18 year olds, uniform, tools and equipment are provided for you. Full black shoes and black trousers must be purchased and worn at all times with the uniform top Adult students will be required to purchase a uniform, which costs about £10. You will also be required to purchase 2 training heads which costs about £30 each. All students will need to provide their own stationery, including pens, notepad and an A4 folder. If you need a replacement ID badge, the cost will be £3 (or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass). Qualification ObtainedDiploma in Barbering Teaching and Learning Methods Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group tasks, presentations and practical salon sessions. You will be required to model for your peers as well so you can experience the therapies first hand. You will also be expected to apply these skills to real clients in our working salons. There will be dedicated individual/self-study time on your course which needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Canvas, our virtual learning environment. E-learning is a key element of all our programmes and we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for exams. The course is 3-4 days a week for 35 weeks and your tutor will guide you on independent study. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Career Options and Progression On completion of this course, you could progress on to a Level 3 Diploma in Barbering or change your pathway and complete a course in Hairdressing.