Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

Barbering Course

Course: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

Duration: 15-18 months (depending on individual)

Attendance: One day per week (Wednesdays) at GHQ Training Centre

Funding: Advanced Learner Loan (you may also be eligible for a childcare bursary to cover your training day) or Self Funded (no childcare funding)

  • Overview

    The level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Barbering is based on the National Occupational Standards for Barbering.

    It is a job ready qualification which requires learners to demonstrate in the workplace the skills and knowledge required for advanced barbering within the Hair industry. This is an advanced qualification and supports your barbering practices at the highest levels.

    Course Structure

    There are 4 mandatory units that must be completed plus a minimum of 26 credits from the optional units. The mandatory units are:

    • Provide shaving services (11 credits)
    • Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques (14 credits)
    • Design and create a range of facial hair shapes (7 credits)
    • Provide hairdressing consultation services (8 credits)

    Course Requirements

    • Applicants will ideally hold a Level 2 Barbering qualification, have experience of cutting men’s hair and be employed or have a work placement within a Barbershop/Salon.
    • Candidates with other relevant experience or qualifications, such as in hairdressing, may also be appropriate for this course, this is determined on individual circumstances.
    • Candidates are required to supply barbering kit. Uniform must be black and white only (no denim) and closed in comfortable shoes.

    A Trades test will be required involving Skin fade, Gents cut & Beard Trim


    • This course can be funded by taking out an Advanced Learner Loan (subject to eligibility)
    • This course can be funded privately at a cost of £3345 (+ vat) – payment plans are available

    For more information on funding options contact our Recruitment Team on 01752 218086 / recruitment@ghqtraining.co.uk

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