BSW Course (NON-NVQ) Part-Time


Course Duration: 21 Weeks

Course Times: 18:00-21:00 | Two Evenings/Week

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Course structure:

Stage 1 – Week 1-7 – Introduction; Theory & initial cutting on headblocks. Set your barbering career goals, learn about your tools and understanding shape. Learn cutting techniques on training headblocks and watch expert demos: deconstruct the steps of haircuts; completion of theoretical coursework and exams.

Stage 2 – Week 8-14- Transition haircuts from headblocks onto real live clients – focus on techniques such as basic guards work, scissor-over-comb, clipper work, fading, layering and texturising. Also work on facial hair and traditional wet shaving. Full teacher support with common mistakes and challenges.

Stage 3 – Week 15-21 – Become proficient in haircuts, learn tricks of the trade, and personalise haircuts; teacher support with refining cutting techniques; focus on finishing and cutting speed. You will be assessed on the overall quality of your haircuts that must be passed to an BSW standard. You will undertake additional practice on advanced and unorthodox haircuts you would find inside a barbershop. You will also be trained on photography, content creation, online profile building and marketing yourself to prospective employers and barbershop.

For the daytime course, at the end of week 8 you will participate in a class competition where you will present your best haircut against peers and be rated. This will be judged by an industry leading barber. This course doesn’t award students an NVQ qualification.

What you will learn

What you will learn:
• Value & Purpose determination
• Goal Setting
• Tool & Product knowledge
• Understanding the hair & the head – shapes
• Cutting techniques – classic and creative
• Scissor work-scissor over comb, texturising, layering, and building the structure of a haircut
• Clipper work-Guard work, clipper over comb
• Fading -skin-fades, zero-lades, 1-fades, 1.5-lades
• Razor work
• Facial Hair
• Wet Shaving
• Long Hair & advanced haircuts
• Style and finishing techniques
• Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp
• Consultation & Customer service skills
• Health & Safety
• Photography
• Marketing yourself & building an industry profile