VTCT Diploma in Barbering Level 3

Barbering Course

Course: VTCT Diploma in Barbering Level 3

Duration: 12 months or less to achieve all parts depending on individual circumstances

Attendance: Mondays at GHQ Training

  • 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)


    You must already be qualified at Level 2 Barbering and be employed or have a work placement cutting men’s hair in a barbers for two days a week. You must also be in a supervisory role.

    Candidates are required to supply barbering kit. Uniform must be black and white only (no denim) and closed in comfortable shoes.


    Advanced Learning Loans are available to everyone completing a Level 3 or higher qualification.

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