Barbering VRQ Level 2 Certificate

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Barb2
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This course is portfolio based work with assessments through observations. It covers men’s cutting and styling and facial beard shaping, both practically and theoretically.


The course covers the following areas:

  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Client consultation
  • Cutting men’s hair
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Cutting and shaping men’s facial hair

How will it be delivered?

This subject is assessed through portfolio and observations, both practically and theoretically.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, an interview is required to check commitment and dedication for the subject. It is essential that students have a passion for hair.

Your next steps...


Students can progress onto the following areas:

  • Level 3 Barbering
  • After Level 3 students can progress onto becoming an assessor



  • A career in men’s hairdressing
  • A career into ladies’ hairdressing
  • Competition work – both locally and nationally

With experience students can eventually progress onto becoming a salon manager