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Barbering Level 1 - September 2024

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Full Time
36 weeks
Hairdressing and Barbering
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East Ham Campus
Barbering Level 1 – September 2024
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Course content

If you wish to gain valuable insight into the barbering industry, then this is the course for you. You will develop basic skills and relevant industry knowledge, through experiential learning of selected techniques and products. This course is designed for individuals who wish to achieve the basic skills required for progression in the Barbering industry from junior level.

This course will ensure you are on the right path in developing sufficient communication and occupational skills for progression onto a Level 2 barbering or hairdressing related programme.

You will be taught by our highly skilled team of professional Hairdressing staff in specialist hair and barbering studios at east ham campus. Practical assessments take place throughout the year on paying clients. During the course, you will produce a portfolio of evidence containing both practical and theory work.

Students who wish to develop their literacy skills will also benefit, as this subject will be embedded within the vocational course.

During your course of study, you will carry out work placement within the barbering industry and be involved in college promotional events such as Children in Need and Red Nose Day fundraisers. This will help to build your communication skills and confidence.


  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Shampoo and Conditioning
  • Styling Men’s Hair
  • Working with others
  • The Art of Colouring hair
  • Salon reception duties

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Entry requirements

You will be given an initial assessment to ensure that you have basic writing and reading skills in English.

You will also need to have good communication skills, a friendly and pleasant personality as well as good levels of personal presentation. In addition, you should be willing to work to deadlines.

East Ham Campus

The Eastham Campus at Newham College is a dynamic educational hub known for its diverse and inclusive learning environment. Situated in the heart of East London, the campus offers a wide range of courses and programs that cater to the needs and aspirations of students from various backgrounds. With state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated faculty, the Eastham Campus provides students with the tools and support they need to excel academically and personally, fostering a vibrant community of learners and thinkers.

How much will this course cost?

This course is free for students aged 16-18. The course fee for adults is TBC.


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