• 98%

    of our students have progressed to a positive destination.

    Sunderland College destination data, 16-18 year olds, 2017/18 academic year.

  • 93%

    of our students agreed that the teaching on their course is good.

    Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2018

  • Free meals

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date:Level:Course location:Course Type:
20/10/20202City CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for anyone who has a genuine interest in gent’s hairdressing/barbering and would like to gain the skills required to work in the industry.

You will need at least two GCSEs at grade 4 including English Language and preferably maths, or a Level 1 hairdressing qualification and you will be required to pass a skills assessment at the start of the course.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will need to provide your own stationery. You will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery. You will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

The course covers key areas of barbering including: Health and Safety, How to shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, How to cut hair using basic barbering techniques, How to cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques, how to dry and finish

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Your Curriculum Team

Deborah Simpson

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What’s next?

After successfully completing the course you could progress onto the NVQ Level 3 in Barbering or seek employment in industry.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.