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Barbering

Course Code: BARBPT3

Level: 3
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Two evenings a week. TBC 5.30pm - 9pm.

About the course

The Level 3 Certificate in Barbering provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed barber able to work on hair combining a variety of different technical skills. This qualification is ideal for those who hold a hairdressing or barbering qualification and work in a commercial barbershop/salon.

What you'll learn

On this course, you will learn how to:

  • monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • cut men’s hair to create a variety of looks
  • cut facial hair to create a variety of looks
  • design and create patterns in hair
  • wet shave.
Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need the following:

  • a GCSE (or equivalent) in English
  • a Level 2 qualification in Barbering
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.
Assessments/Exams

Your practical applications will be assessed through observation, oral questioning, written assignments and online exams.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to the level 2 course in hairdressing at the College, work as an Improver in a Barber’s shop, work on a cruise ship, become a specialist technician, or pursue a junior role in a salon.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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