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Barbering Level 2 and 3

The Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering covers all of the core knowledge and skills needed to become a competent Barber, as well as giving you the opportunity to develop different skills by choosing from a selection of optional units. The level 2 qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over who are starting out in the Barbering industry or progressing from a Level 1 qualification. The Level 3 qualification is designed for apprentices aged 16 years or over who are looking to progress within the Barbering industry and who already have experience or hold a Level 2 qualification.

Duration and Start Dates:

  • 12-24 months (individualised programme)
  • runs all year

Course Outline:

  • Training for all apprentices will be work-based in a commercial salon
  • Apprentices will complete the City and Guilds NVQ Level 2 to 3 in Barbering covering a range of practical and theoretical knowledge to prepare apprentices for entry into the barbering industry.


  • Health and safety
  • Give clients a good impression
  • Relationship-building with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Performing reception duties
  • Cut using basic barbering techniques
  • Functional skills
  • Employer rights/responsibility
  • Personal learning and thinking skills


  • During the course students will collect a portfolio of evidence for assessments. This will consist of written, oral and observational practice evidence.

Assessment/Training Venues:

  • Workplace based assessments with monthly visits to one of our training academies.

Entry Requirements:

  • No formal entry requirements but all candidates will be interviewed prior to being offering a placement and will undergo online assessments.


  • Advanced Apprenticeship/NVQ Level 3 in Barbering
  • Assessor Awards TAQA
  • Teacher Training

How much does it cost?

  • For all candidates aged 16-18 the course is fully funded by the Government. It is available to anybody working in the industry.
  • Outside of the 16-18 age group costs will be dependent on individual candidate and employer details.

How do I find out more?

  • Just contact our friendly team. Phone: 0845 430 9009 e-mail: We are here to help you. For more course information please visit the national careers service website at: National Careers Service National Careers Service!


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