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    Ideal if: You are wanting to take your first steps towards becoming a professional Barber

    You’ll learn: A range of skills and knowledge for traditional and modern Barbering and male grooming services

    Expect: Working on real clients in our salons

    You’ll love: Masterclasses from industry experts and competitions.

    Barbering -  The professional craft of cutting, styling, grooming and shaving men's hair

    If you are passionate about hair and want to take the first steps to becoming a professional Barber, then this full time course is for you.

    Not only will you learn a range of essential Barbering skills you will also study the theory and origins of barbering which will equip you to enter employment or develop your training further.

    Your studies will include:

    • Cutting techniques
    • Styling men’s hair
    • Trimming Facial hair and preparing for shaving services
    • Client consultation
    • Promoting products and services


    These skills form a vital platform for anyone wishing to join the Barbering. This is a vocational qualification which focuses on commercial timings and standards, where all practical assessments are carried out in our own commercial salons

    All students are expected to purchase a uniform and full kit, two weeks before the course starts

At Gloucestershire College we want students to develop their English and maths skills so that they achieve their learning goals and future career aims. For this reason all full-time students who have not achieved grade A* to C English language or maths GCSE will study these subjects as part of their course.

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.