Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a technical level qualification that 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 barbering qualification and / or work in a commercial barbershop/salon.

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10488
Campus: Bangor, Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Hairdressing

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Course Overview

This qualification covers specific skills necessary to work as a barber in the mens/barber hairdressing industry.

The qualification builds on existing knowledge and understanding of barbering and develops more detailed and enhanced technical skills necessary for employment.

Your skills and techniques will be assessed in a real working environment. 

Units will include:

  • 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
  • Colour and lighten men’s hair
  • Design and create patterns in hair

You want to further your skills within barbering and work in the barbering industry or start your own business.

How to carryout a shave, creating patterns in the hair and creatively cutting hair as well as developing consultation skills.

Developing and enhancing your creative barbering skills and the hands-on approach to the course as well as gaining experience within the college salon Revive and specialist skills delivered by professional barbers.

Successful completion will allow you to progress onto employment or further study of gaining NVQ level 3 Diploma in hairdressing.

Level 2 Diploma Barbering  

This course will be timetabled over 18.5 hours per week ie - 15 hours of vocational classes and 3.5 hours per week Essential skills English and Maths if required.

Students who do not have at least a grade C in Maths and English will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy.     

Students will be required to provide their own materials and equipment eg kit and uniform. There will be an extra cost for these which will be discussed with you by the tutor.  

This course will require an interview and skills tests. 

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