Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering


In Leeds

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£ 1,680 VAT exempt


  • Type

    NVQ Level 3

  • Location


  • Duration

    48 Days

  • Start date

    Different dates available

To provide the requisite knowledge and achieve a standard that would enable the Learner to confidently offer advanced barbering services.
Suitable for: This is an approved qualification for working as an advanced barber.



Start date

Leeds (West Yorkshire)
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76 Kirkgate, LS2 7DJ

Start date

Different dates availableNow taking bookings

About this course

This is a technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed barber. Based on barbering National Occupational Standards, and recognised by the UK's lead barbering professional association (British Barbering Association - BBA) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a senior/advanced barber.

Anyone holding a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering who is wishing to progress to the next level

Aside from holding the Level 2 NVQ Diploma (or equivalent), we do not require Clients to hold a minimum number of GCSEs or equivalent, however as with all our courses, a basic literacy & numeracy test may be required, an English assessment may be required for international students in order to ascertain suitability.

Flexible attendance and the absence of a 'box ticking' programme, instead one where we train all our students until they are confident and competent enough to comfortably work in the industry

Our Training Co-Ordinator Elaine (07517286305) will be in touch via email or phone, she will be happy to discuss your requirements, go through options, explain the payment options and answer any questions you may have. She can also arrange an informal tour & chat, or a Taster Day

We only offer VTCT-accredited NVQs, these are recognised not only in the UK but across Europe and the rest of the world. Different countries have different requirements, therefore those looking to be accredited to work overseas must contact an industry body of their chosen country to check the legal requirements with their country of choice themselves before commencing a course with us.

Unlike colleges and further education centres etc, we don’t work to the academic year. As part of our ‘Flexible Learning’ we have regular start dates throughout the year, so you can start pretty much whenever you want.

We don’t have fixed learning schedules, we offer Students the option of specifying the days they want to train, around their availability. This means they can train & learn for 1,2,3, 4 or 5 days a week (Tues-Sat, including late Thursdays).

Unlike colleges etc we don’t dictate your attendance. Our NVQ courses specify the average number of days to attend throughout the course. Because students can learn 1,2,3, 4 or 5 days a week, the course duration is determined by the chosen learning schedule. As an example, the Level 2 Hairdressing course takes approximately 60 full-day lessons, at 2 days a week this could be completed within 30 weeks, 4 days a week could be 15 weeks.

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  • Barbering
  • Hairdressing
  • Barbers
  • Hair care
  • Hair colour
  • Barber
  • Male Grooming
  • Male haircuts
  • Male styling
  • Stylist

Teachers and trainers (1)

Katie McM

Katie McM

Senior Assessor

Course programme

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF) from VTCT is an advanced qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) which will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as an advanced barber. Throughout this qualification you will monitor procedures to safely control work operations, provide hairdressing consultation services, creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques, design and create a range of facial hair shapes and promote additional services or products to clients

Mandatory units:
• Promote additional services or products to customers
• Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
• Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
• Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
• Provide hairdressing consultation services
• Colour hair using a variety of techniques
• Provide colour correction services

Optional units (group 1):
• Provide shaving services
• Provide face massage services
• Colour hair using a variety of techniques
• Provide colour correction services
• Develop and enhance creative hairdressing skills
• Create a variety of permed effects
• Design and create patterns in hair
• Provide specialist consultation services for hair and scalp conditions
• Provide hair and scalp treatments
• Support customer service improvements
• Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
• Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

Additional information

Payment options: You can spread the cost of your course over up to 12 monthly instalments (no fees interest or charges apply).

Flexible attendance: Fit training in with your busy schedule, attend when it's convenient for you

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

£ 1,680 VAT exempt