By The Grafton Barber School of Excellence
A free training course made available through the Skills Connect Programme.
Starts Tuesday 7th of November 2023
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday for 6 weeks
Each day will run from 10am – 3.45pm
Plus 5 days’ work experience in a salon
The Grafton Barber School of Excellence, 55 South King Street, Dublin 2
FREE for successful applicants.
Eligibility criteria applies. See HERE to view the Skills Connect criteria, and below for course eligibility criteria.
We require a refundable deposit of €300. This is on the basis that you meet the eligibility criteria. (All learners must fully commit and engage with the programme). This deposit is a standard procedure and serves as a commitment from your side to participate in the course. Rest assured that the deposit will be fully refunded upon completion of the course. We will promptly refund the full deposit amount back to the original payment method you used during registration. If you are in financial difficulty and you are not in a position to pay the refundable deposit, please ring the office on 0719640438.
There are no previous qualifications required. 8 places are available on this programme.
Material Required to Take Part
Full kit is provided by the school.
The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop the practical skills in the creative art of cutting men’s hair, the specialist work of cutting facial hair, and how to offer a good consultation service for clients. Underpinning this qualification, trainees will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety whilst working in the barbering industry. They will also develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to develop the practical skills to a high level of occupational ability.
Trainees will also need to complete 5 days’ work experience in a salon.
Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
The aim of this unit is to increase your understanding of health and safety and its importance in the salon in which you work.
You will develop the ability to carry out a simple risk analysis, recognise a hazard, responsibly deal with the hazards you have found and follow safe and hygienic working practices. You will also need to be able to locate firefighting equipment, first aid resources, and have an awareness of fire, emergency, and evacuation procedures.
Through this unit you will develop the ability to provide an effective consultation and advisory service for your clients.
Being able to identify the capability of your clients’ hair will allow you to make recommendations based on questioning, observation, and test results. You will learn how to deal with influencing factors like the client’s previous history of their hair, contra-indications, skin and scalp disorders, their lifestyle, and commitment to the service and cost involved, which all impact on the services you suggest.
Cutting Facial Hair
Through this unit you will learn how to create a variety of facial looks for men using a variety of techniques. Using these cutting techniques, you will demonstrate that you can produce a variety of beard and moustache looks, to suit your clients. You must also demonstrate that you can work on both curly and straight hair taking into consideration all influencing factors. Part of this service is to provide your client with good aftercare advice.
Cutting Men’s Hair
Through this unit you will learn how to create a variety of basic looks for men using club cutting, freehand, scissor and clipper-over-comb techniques. Using these cutting techniques, you will demonstrate that you can produce a variety of graduated and uniform layered haircuts, with and without fringes and partings. You must also demonstrate that you can work on both curly and straight hair. Part of this service is to provide your client with good aftercare advice.
Project Work & Exams
As part of this qualification, you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learned. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification.
Evidence in the portfolio may take the following:
- Observed work
- Witness statements
- Audio-visual media
- Evidence of prior learning or attainment
- Written questions
- Oral questions
- Assignments case studies
All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course.
- VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering