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The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a technical qualification that provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed or self-employed barber. Students will attend College for theory and skills development within our commercial salons. Work placement is an integral component of the course helping students to understand the rigours of running a barbering business.
The course combines a large proportion of practical learning with relevant theory components. Students will gain practical skills in creative cutting barbering techniques, shaving services, design of facial hair shapes, creative patterns, specialist hair and scalp treatments. In addition, students will learn the commercial aspects of running a business such as health and safety requirements, consultation, and financial management. These are all important to ensure you are ready to work in the barbering industry.
Students must have a current Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering or equivalent qualification.
A combination of practical observations, online assessments and written tasks are used to assess this qualification.
Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts, including commercial barbershops/salons, employed or self-employed, training representative for barbering equipment/products and cruise liners. There are further learning opportunities available which include VTCT Level 4 Award in Creative Male Grooming and Foundation Degree in Hair and Beauty Management with Specialisms.
Students will be required to purchase a uniform and kit upon commencement of the programme.
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