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VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

Sector: Hairdressing and Barbering Category: Barbering
VTCT Product Code:AH30151 GLH: 334 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/7386/2 Units: 8 – 15 Registration End Date:

31st Dec 2023

Level: 3 Minimum Credits:47

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is an occupational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed barber. This qualification is based on barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is 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 barber. Learners should hold a Level 2 qualification in barbering prior to undertaking this qualification.

Why is this qualification most suitable?

This qualification forms part of a suite of VTCT barbering qualifications. This qualification is of similar size to the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Studies. Whilst both qualifications provide the knowledge and skills to work in the barbering/men’s hairdressing industry, this qualification is more suited for learners wanting to specialise as a traditional barber. This qualification also requires learners to work in a commercial barbershop/salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times. In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Studies and VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering focus on men’s hairdressing skills and can be achieved through gathering evidence in a college’s realistic working environment without the necessity for real paying clients.

Hence, the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering (is for learners seeking to work in, and develop their skills in a commercial setting, and can only be delivered by colleges that have, or have access to a ‘real’ barbershop/salon, and not a realistic working environment

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, builds on existing knowledge and understanding of barbering and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a senior barber. Learners will work in, and have their barbering skills assessed in a ‘real’ commercial barbershop/salon This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as an advanced barber specialist units which include: shaving, face massage, designing and creating patterns in hair, hair colour correction; specialist scalp services and treatments; perming and colouring – the full list ofoptional units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (RoA) (specification). This qualification’s structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge,understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a senior barber.

What could this qualification lead to?

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.Career opportunities as an senior barber/men’s hairdresser exist in a variety of contexts, including:
– Commercial barbershops/salons
– Specialist African type hair barbershops/salons
– Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
– Product manufacturing and training
– Television, film, theatre and media
– Armed services
– HM prison service
– Cruise liners