Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

Hairdressing

The Level 3 Diploma in Barbering is an occupational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed men’s hairdresser.

Course Content

The Level 3 Diploma in Barbering is an occupational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed men’s hairdresser.

The qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as an advanced hairdresser/stylist including:

Building on existing knowledge and understanding of barbering and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a senior men’s hairdresser.

Learners will have their barbering skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as an advanced men’s hairdresser including:

  • Health and safety
  • Client consultation
  • Advanced cutting
  • Selling products and services to clients

Learners will further develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include:

  • Hair colour correction
  • Specialist scalp services and treatments
  • Perming and colouring

This qualification’s structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a senior men’s hairdresser.

Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and hair products and equipment.

Develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide a variety of hair enhancement treatments using different techniques. Along with interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

Throughout the qualification, you will develop new skills, which you will need to demonstrate, through the presentation of different forms of evidence, that you can meet the requirements and standards of each unit, within the qualification:

  • Your performance will be observed by your assessor when providing practical treatments
  • You will complete projects and written assignments
  • Respond to oral and written questions
  • Complete client record cards, detailing the treatments and taking photographs demonstrating the skills you have gained

Course Specifications

Awarding Body VTCT
Assessment Method This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.
Course Delivery Paper-based
Funding Funding available via an Advanced Learning Loan.
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