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Hair, Beauty & Therapies
Hair, Beauty & Therapies

This course is eligible for a fee waiver

You may be entitled to a fee waiver for this course if you are aged 19 or over and unemployed / earning less than £15,736.50 per year.

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  • Who is it for?

    This is a varied programme and provides a nationally recognised qualification designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in certificate in gents cutting techniques.

    You will have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Barbering.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will have a prior experience in cutting and styling men’s hair.
  • What does the course involve?

    The course will include a mixture of theory and practical skills. The knowledge acquired by you will enable you to understand the main factors that need to be considered when cutting men’s hair, the effect of cutting hair at different angles and the health and safety considerations.

    The units will be assessed by observation in a commercial salon environment, and by assignment form and online exams. You will need to bring in clients for practical assessments.

  • How much does it cost?

    It is an expectation of professional practice to wear a uniform whilst in salon sessions. It is advisable to purchase a kit to allow you to practise skills out of College. Order forms are available at enrolment.
  • Additional Notes

    You will gain a City and Guilds Award in Cutting Men’s Hair.
  • What do I do next?

    If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email:

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.