This qualification covers specific skills necessary to work as a senior hairdresser in the men's/barber hairdressing industry.

  • What will I learn?

    This qualification builds upon existing skill and knowledge. You will learn to create pattern work, different facial hair shapes, you can explore creative colouring techniques, etc. There are four mandatory units in this qualification for you to study and two further optional units which you can choose from, examples of which are below.

  • Example modules

    • 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
    • Carry out colour correction techniques on men's hair
    • Provide specialist hair and scalp treatments.
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will carry out a range of practical assessments within a commercial salon environment with external paying clients. You will collate theoretical evidence in the form of assignments, projects, tests, quizzes, demonstrations and presentations.

  • Entry Requirements

    Level 2 qualification in Barbering and must be working full-time or part-time in a Barbers Shop.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Upon completion of this qualification you can progress onto various Level 4 qualifications Level 4 Award in Creative Male Grooming, Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management etc. Commercial barbershops/salons, Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings, Product manufacturing and training, Armed services, HM Prison service, Cruise liners, Hospitals/care homes.

  • Additional Information

    You will be required to bring a barbering kit. A uniform will be required so that you are presenting a professional image at all times and a course text book will be invaluable for home study. During your year of study there will also be opportunities to participate in workshops, trips and exhibitions. Please note we have a child-friendly timetable for 19+ students.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 3
Study Mode Part-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code PBARBL3DP
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