Broadstairs College - Level 3 Barbering
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Essential information
Qualification: Barbering Level 3
Start date: 21/09/2023
End date: 13/07/2023
Weekly hours: Thursdays, 3.30pm-8.30pm
Location: Broadstairs
Fee: £3345 (Course may be free depending on your circumstances)
Duration: 38 Weeks

Level 3 Barbering

Course Overview

Perfect for learners seeking to develop their skills and work in a commercial setting, specialising as a traditional barber. 

Course Detail

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 course allows you to expand the skills and knowledge you already possess in cutting and styling men's hair.

The course will include health and safety, consultation, styling, cutting hair and facial hair. The qualification will consist of the following units:

  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
  • Design and shape a range of facial hair shapes
  • Promote additional services or products to clients

Course Assessment

For each unit, the following will need to be completed:

  • A written assignment
  • A variety of practical assessments
  • One exam

Course Progression

On successful completion, you could seek employment as a barber in a salon or become a self-employed mobile barber.

Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

Additional Information

This course is suitable for 19+ only.

This course may be free to those who are 19+ and are unemployed or on a low income. To discuss requirements, please contact Support Services on 01843 605062 or email

Additional expenses to consider include:

  • Kit - approx. £300
  • Uniform - £50
  • Trips & Visits - approx. £40  

Students will be expected to purchase uniform and hairdressing kit from our approved suppliers and must abide by our professional dress code. 



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Ramsgate Road
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 1PN

01843 605040