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Barbering Diploma

Cornwall College Camborne | St Austell LEVEL: 2 Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

If you are creative and love meeting new people then a career in barbering is ideal for you. Knowing that people trust you to cut their hair, and being able to try out new techniques and the latest styles, will give you great job satisfaction.

To ensure you gain all the skills needed for a career in the barbering industry, you will need to start your studies at Level 2. On successful completion you can go into employment or continue your studies at Level 3.

Our course will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Throughout your studies you will learn by completing practical activities and assessments based on professional real-life scenarios in our Koko commercial training salons.


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Ideal if:

You wish to pursue a career in the barbering industry.

You’ll need:

GCSE English and maths at grade 3, or an equivalent qualification.

You’ll learn:

Excellent industry-level skills such as how to consult with a client, promote barbering products and how to achieve the latest looks with cutting techniques. This qualification has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; the creative art of cutting men's hair, the specialist work of cutting facial hair, how to provide effective shampooing and conditioning or styling services and how to offer a good consultation service for clients. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services.


To train in our purpose-built salons which are open to the public, and to have the opportunity to work on reception enhancing your work-based skills in customer service, product promotion and retail sales.

You’ll love:

The industry focus of this course, working in a fast-paced and creative environment.

You’ll go on to:

Our Barbering Level 3 Diploma, or employment as a barber in a salon or on a cruise ship.

Careers in this industry 

  • Salon owner
  • Cruise ship barber
  • Salon barber

Progression Courses

I am continually excited about the challenges and opportunities we are faced with, which help us train people to be prepared for careers in such a creative and fluid industry.” Traci French - Team Lead Barbering & Hairdressing


Barbering Diploma

Start Date

September 2019




1 year

Barbering Diploma

Start Date

September 2019


St Austell


1 year


Dan Blackwell Barber Clique

After 11 years working in industry, Dan decided on a career change and joined the Barbering Diploma Level 2. During his studies the head barber of Clique came into the College to do a demonstration, he saw the way Dan cut hair and told him to speak to the owners about getting a job. Dan did just that and is now one of their in-house barbers.

"I love cutting hair, meeting new people and hearing their stories.
It doesn’t feel like work it feels like I just hang out and cut hair. My
most memorable moment at college was the first practical. I was so
nervous but the tutors supported me throughout.”

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