Barbering - Cutting Hair Using Barbering Techniques City and Guilds

What is special about this course?

Our City and Guilds Barbering course will equip you with the essential barbering techniques and skills to gain employment in a salon or barber shop.  Our 13 week part time programme also gives you the opportunity to gain knowledge about the salon environment and customer care.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are NVQ/SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing or relevant industry experience.

Target audience will be existing further education hairdressing students who would like to achieve an additional unit.  Currently students study all aspects of ladies hairdressing skills.  Feedback from students and employers is that being able to cut gents hair would be beneficial to future employment opportunities.

This unit is also open to former students and sector workers who would like to continue training or undertake CPD opportunities.

The course content include key areas such as Health and safety, consultation skills, create neckline shapes, and use a variety of cutting tools to create different styles.

Students will study basic cutting looks on different hair types such as:

  • Uniform layer
  • Short graduation

Students will carry out a range of techniques:

  • Club cutting
  • Clipper work
  • Tapering
  • Graduation
  • Texturizing

Student will also create different necklines such as:

  • Square
  • Round
  • Tapered


How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

Face to face teaching in a practical salon environment

Online Evolve assessments

VLE online materials available for self-directed study


How long will my course last?

13 Weeks

3 hrs per week for 13 weeks 

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date

January and September (Monday 6-9pm)


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This may lead to further relevant courses as well as employment in a barbering and/or hairdressing salon.

Is there more information available online?

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