Barbering Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: HB110
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study Mode: Full time

This is a Level 3 Barbering programme that will give you specialist skills needed in the Barbering industry.

What will I study?

The course will cover both mandatory and optional units that will need completing to be successful. Mandatory units include:

  • Shaving services
  • Design and create patterns in the hair
  • Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
  • Facial massage
  • Colour hair using a range of techniques
  • Health and safety

Guided by your tutor you will choose from providing shaving services, face massage, designing and creating patterns in the hair, colouring hair, developing and enhancing your creative hairdressing skills, contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities. You may not be assessed in all these areas.

Entry Requirements

A-Level 2 Barbering or Hairdressing course.


How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments on models in a realistic working environment with industrial timings. Theory assessments can consist of online, paper based or assignments if appropriate to units undertaken.

What can I do next?

You will be able to enter industry in various levels, apply for a teaching qualification or Foundation Degree if you are successful in your studies.

Your Study Programme

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Based in the Elizabeth Building within our £65 million campus, our salons are equipped to the highest industry standards. We have our very own commercial Spa Academy Hair and Beauty studios, including a spa, five hairdressing salons, a specialist barbering salon, a nail room, four beauty therapy studios and a media make up studio.

Enrichment & Employability

Every year, our hair & beauty students compete in Regional and National competitions such as the annual Association of Hairdressers and Therapists, The National Hair Federation Competition and Skills Olympics.

We also take our students to regular external events such as trade exhibitions, fairs and seminars, and trips to Wella, Illamasqua and Dennis Williams, to enhance their knowledge and learning experience.

To help our students learn about working in the industry, we host an annual industrial week where a number of employers and manufacturers such as Dermalogica, Jane Iredale and NSI come in to college to teach extra-curricular skills and provide advice on how to gain employment or progress to the next stage of your career. Many of these employers also offer work placements and voluntary opportunities, to help our students become ready for the workplace.

In additional to this, students also have the opportunity to take part in community events at schools, community centres and charity events which builds confidence, skills and enhances your CV.

Many of our students have gone on to own their own salons and you can even progress onto higher education following your studies.

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