Employment Rights, Responsibilities, Functional Skills, Personal Learning & Thinking Skills


Suitable for:

Newly employed trainee hairdressers wishing to achieve a recognised qualification in barbering. This qualification provides the first step to a barbering career.


Learners will have the advantage of learning and working in a real salon environment and will be eligible for a training rate of pay from their employer.
Employers will have their trainees where they need them – in the salon and can choose whether to train the learners (subject to suitable qualifications and/or experience) or release them for training. They have the opportunity to deliver the quality and type of skills their salon requires in the order they prefer.

Work Based Learners: Where practical is delivered in the salons – learners will attend the GeTaHead centre just for their theory once a month.
Day Release Learners: Attend a GeTaHead Training Centre for practical one evening a week and theory will be delivered once a month (daytime).


Entry Requirements:

This course is designed for trainees with:

  • Over 30 hours of weekly employment in a salon (including training)
  • Employer commitment to sign a training agreement, deliver a structured practical training barbering programme for a minimum of 2 hours per week or release the trainee for the weekly 2 hours of practical training
  • Employer commitment to release the learner monthly for the theory aspects of the programme (or more frequently if an individual need is identified) .
  • Entry 3 or above obtained in English and Maths initial assessment tests.
  • Commitment to purchase necessary tools, equipment and learning materials.
  • Commitment to complete private study of 2 – 4 hours in their own time.
Learning Programme:

Learners will acquire the knowledge and understanding of the following units:

  • 205 Advise and consult with clients -8 Credits
  • 206 Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp -5 Credits
  • 207 Develop and maintain effectiveness at work -3 Credits
  • 214 Cut men’s hair using basic techniques -12 Credits
  • 215 Cut facial hair using basic techniques -5 Credits
  • 216 Dry and finish men’s hair -5 Credits
  • 217 Create basic outlines and detailing in hair -6 Credits
and at least 9 credits from the following units
  • 209 Perm and neutralise -10 Credits
  • 219 Colour and lighten men’s hair -14 Credits
  • 210 Plait and twist hair -5 Credits
  • 13 Reception -6 Credits
Location of Training:
  • Theory will be delivered in the GeTaHead Training Centre at Retford.
  • Practical training will be delivered in the learner’s own salon by the salon or at the GeTaHead Centre at Retford in an evening 6.00 – 8.00pm
  • Practical and oral assessment delivered in the learner’s own salon (if the salon has a barbering qualified work based assessor) or at a GeTaHead Centre.
Duration of Course:
  • 12 – 24 months (dependent on the individual programme, accredited prior learning and initial assessment).
Dates/ Frequency:
  • One evening for induction at a GeTaHead Training Centre.
  • Monthly attendance at a training centre of your choice for theory (2 – 5 hours dependent on prior learning).
  • Monthly salon visits by a GeTaHead Trainer (if a qualified work-based assessor is employed in the salon or you attend practical at a GeTaHead Centre).
Costs/ Fees:
  • Cost of equipment, stationery, textbook, training head, clamp, clippers etc. is approximately £100.00 in total. You need to check if your employer will fund this.
  • All course registration and certification costs are covered by GeTaHead Training.
  • The course is Government funded so there is no charge. 16 – 18 year olds are automatically funded. 19+ learners are advised to check with GeTaHead to ensure that funding is available.
Awarding Body:
  • City and Guilds
Where can I go from here?

This course will prepare you to progress to the level 3 in Barbering, (Advanced Apprenticeship). It will enable you to become junior barber status in a salon or move into
many more careers see : http://www.habia.org/uploads/student_handbook.pdf

You will have the great opportunity to develop or maintain your maths and English skills up to a Functional Skill Level 2 (GCSE A* – C standard ) whilst studying your vocational programme.
You will also find out about your Employment Rights & Responsibilities
Dependent upon previous achievement learners will only be required to complete units they have not already achieved as prior learning is recognised.

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GeTaHead Training is committed to promoting equality and diversity, in an inclusive and supportive environment. In order to make your experience as positive as possible please let us know beforehand if you need assistance with form filling, reading etc.
GeTaHead Training Head Office
22 Chapelgate
DN22 6PJ

Phone: 01777 704225
E-mail: info@getaheadtraining.co.uk
Web Site: www.getaheadtraining.co.uk


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