NVQ Level 2 in Barbering

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Complete list of units - Level 2

8 units must be completed. 6 mandatory units and 2 optional units.

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Mandatory Units

G20 (001) Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health & safety (Lv3)

(4 credits)


G7 Advise and consult with clients

(4 credits)


GB3 Cut hair using basic barbering techniques

(8 credits)


GB4 Cut Facial Hair to Shape Using basic technique

(4 credits)


GB5 Dry and Finish Men's Hair

(4 credits)


GH8 Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp

(4 credits)


Optional Units

AH21 Create Basic Patterns in Hair

(4 credits)


GB2 Change Men's Hair Colour

(11 credits)


GH14 Perm and Neutralise Hair

(8 credits)


G4 Fulfil salon reception duties

(3 credits)


G8 Develop and maintain effectiveness at work

(3 credits)


G17 Give Customers a positive impression

(5 credits)



G18 Promote additional services or products to customers

(6 credits)