Barbering - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (City and Guilds)


Course Overview

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is designed for learners who work in or wish to pursue a career in barbering. The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering provides the necessary skills and knowledge that prove occupational competence as a senior barber.

This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required to provide barbering services for all hair types. The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering covers shaving, cutting facial hair, cutting and styling men's hair, consulting with clients and the production of a total look image on a based on a theme.  

The course duration is at least 12 months.

To achieve the City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering, learners must achieve a minimum of 66 credits overall. 40 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units, and a minimum of 26 credits must be achieved from the optional units.

The mandatory units are:

  • Provide Client Consultation Services
  • Creatively Cut Hair Using a Combination of Barbering Techniques
  • Design and Create a Range of Facial Hair Shapes
  • Provide Shaving Services

The optional units are:

  • Contribute to the Financial Effectiveness of the Business
  • Develop, Enhance and Evaluate Your Creative Hairdressing Skills
  • Contribute to the Planning and Implementation of Promotional Activities

Learners will need to undertake online tests to demonstrate their knowledge in their chosen units.

Course Entry Requirements

To apply for the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (City and Guilds) Barbering there are no mandatory entry requirements for this Apprenticeship framework. However Employers are looking to attract applicants who have a keen interest in Barbering and demonstrate a “can do" attitude and have at least basic numeracy and literacy skills on which the Apprenticeship will build.

 You will be invited to attend an Interview with the related Curriculum area to give advice and guidance about the job role and qualification. You will be required to undertake initial assessments in Maths and English.

 To be an apprentice you need to be working a minimum of 30 hours per week in the related occupation of your chosen apprenticeship and be at least 16 years old.  Our Skills & Business team can support you with this and we often have a good selection of employers looking to recruit an apprentice.

Study Options

Course Code: WH00021
Start Date: Anytime

Location of Study: Employers Premises

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