Hair and Beauty

Barbering Level 3 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will commence 9 September 2019 and will run on a Monday Evening 6.00pm-9.00pm. You will study for 30 weeks.

Entry requirements
  • Barbering Level 2
  • You need to hold a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above
  • You will also have to undertake an initial assessment
  • You should have a genuine interest in pursuing barbering as a career
  • Students will normally take part in an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme
  • Personal presentation plays a very important part in the process of becoming a competent barber
  • You should also possess creative skills and an interest in fashion
  • You should enjoy communication with members of the general public and should have a commitment to intensive training
  • You will need to have some prior Barbering experience and be able to provide models for assessment purposes
You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 3 in Barbering.

Last updated: 18th April 2019

Course overview

This qualification builds on existing knowledge and understanding of barbering, to develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a barber in this fast growing industry.

Course content

This is an intensive training programme allowing you to obtain a VRQ Diploma Level 3. You will study the following units:

  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Consultation support for colleagues on hair services
  • Colour and lighten men’s hair
  • Creatively cut hairdressing a combination of barbering techniques
  • Cut facial hair and provide shaving services
  • Creative hairdressing design
  • Colour correction
  • Promote products/services to clients
  • Salon reception duties
  • Display stock to promote sales

You will also be required to participate in compulsory in-house College competitions.

How will I be assessed?

You will have continuous assessments and practical observations. You will be guided and encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning and provide male clients for assessment purposes.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to purchase essential barbering equipment and protective clothing. Further information will be provided at your interview.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

Further study in hairdressing e.g.  Level 2 Hairdressing or employment within the industry.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £2,000


19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

Advanced Learner Loans

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.


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Barbering Level 3 Part-time