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    Diploma in Barbering

    Diploma in Barbering | Level 3 | P10268

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Days and times

    Days & Times

    Mondays and Tuesdays



    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course is designed to be a progression route from level 2 hairdressing. The course is planned intensively over 2 full days to allow working opportunities alongside. The course will involve client consultation services, creatively cutting hair using a combination of barbering techniques. You will also design and create a range of facial hair shapes, provide shaving services, perm, and neutralize hair. To stretch and challenge your barbering skills further we include Level 4 modules such as providing specialist hair & scalp treatments and contributing to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of promotional activities. The course delivery will take place in the college's fully equipped Innovations Salon and Barbers. The course will include trips, visits, and guest speakers to help widen your knowledge and horizons of the exciting world of Barbering.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a recognised level 1 subject specific qualification.

    • What modules will I study?
      • Contribute to the planning
      • Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
      • Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
      • implementation and evaluation of promotional activities (level 4)
      • Perm and neutralize hair
      • Provide client consultation
      • Provide shaving services
      • Provide specialist hair & scalp treatments (level 4)
    • What can I do next?

      Working in a Barbers, hairdressers or self-employed.

    • English & Maths

      Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.

    • Uniform

      As part of your course, you will be required to purchase an industry related uniform and/or kit. Please find details of industry related uniforms in the Student Life section of the website.

      If you live independently and are in receipt of certain means tested benefits in your own right or live in a low-income household, you may be eligible for one of our grants. To see a full detail of financial support and eligibility criteria, including financial support application forms please visit the financial support section of our website. Alternatively, please drop in to the Learner Services Hub to see the Financial Co-ordinator, who will be able to talk you through what financial support is available to help with purchasing the kit or uniform for your course. For more information on Financial Support, please contact our Financial Support Team on 01283 494757 or email

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email

    • DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service

      Due to the nature of this programme, it is assumed individuals will come into contact with children or vulnerable adults during their studies and within future employment. You will therefore be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check, known as a DBS. The DBS check will be completed during your programme enrolment and conducted under the strictest confidence. If the check comes back disclosing that criminal offences have been committed, the College will carry out a risk assessment to determine whether the offence disclosed may cause problems for you accessing the course and progressing into future employment. If this is the case, you will be advised about the implications and always offered advice and guidance. Not all offences are a risk, so the return of a DBS check may not impact on your choice. All DBS information is confidential and only those who need to know will be given the information.

    • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Disclaimer

      Our programmes are designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience which follow industry standard qualifications. As a result, the curriculum reflects the treatments and services learners are expected to be competent in and to be successful in a global economy. Therefore, participation in all elements of the curriculum is mandated by our awarding organisation and could include the following:

      • Learners are expected to undertake and personally experience client-based services including manicures and pedicures.
      • Learners are expected to undertake and personally experience client-based services including shampooing, blow-drying and styling.
      • Learners are expected to undertake and personally experience client-based services including waxing (underarm, bikini and legs).
      • Learners are expected to undertake client-based services including cutting, colouring and perming.

      Should any of the above mandatory expectations conflict with any cultural and/or personal beliefs, we encourage you to discuss these in confidence with us prior to making a formal application so where possible, reasonable adjustments to your learning programme can be considered.

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