Barbering Advanced Apprenticeship – P0211

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Course Overview

The Barbering NVQ Diploma level 3 is designed for those who work in or wish to pursue a career in Barbering. The course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that prove occupational competence as a senior barber. The barbering qualification covers shaving, cutting facial hair, creating patterns in hair as well as cutting and styling men’s hair and consulting with clients.

An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed at least 30 hours a week, with 80% of your working hours in your day-to-day role, and the remaining 20% of your time engaged in training or study.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The Barbering Advanced Apprenticeship program will require you to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a professional environment and achieve a series of standards to prove your competence and skill: Barbering consists of four mandatory units; provide client consultation, creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques, design and create a range of facial hair shapes, provide shaving services.
There are also several optional units to choose from including; perm and neutralise hair, fulfil salon duties, colour and lighten men’s hair, provide a variety of relaxing services, develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills, provide specialist hair and scalp treatments, contribute to the implementation of promotional activities, hair colour correction services, design and create patterns in the hair. There will be online tests and practical assessments throughout the programme. Employee rights and responsibilities and personal learning and thinking skill.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade C in math or functional skills maths level 2
English and maths
– Apprentices without English must achieve Functional Skills level 2
– We have an extensive support package available, including college attendance to functional skills classes and an online teaching and learning platform, which guides learners from an initial and a diagnostic assessment, through to being exam ready.

How you will be assessed

On-programme is the learning phase for apprentices to pick up the skills, knowledge and behaviours set in each standard. Apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship. You can track and monitor the 20% through our e-portfolio. On program assessment includes:
– Regular assessment (involving employer and training provider)
– Development of a portfolio demonstrating learning and development activities with their application in the workplace. – Completion of level 3 NVQ Diploma for Barbering
– You will also need to complete an Employee Right and Responsibility qualification whilst on the apprenticeship.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Additional Costs

Cost for EPA


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

If you are aged 19 or over there is no government funding available for this course. However you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee.

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Course and Career progression

You may progress to employment as a Senior Barber. Once you have completed this you may want to proceed with a Hairdressing qualification, to further develop your skills. After completing this there is a number of management courses you can apply for such as Associate Project Manager and ILM. If you would like to discuss this further hen give our staff a call on 0116 2242240.

What Happens Next

Apprentices will be trained within the context of your organisation, meaning apprentices contribute to business productivity while developing their own skills and upholding your organisation’s core values and service culture. Develop a range of essential Barbering skills applied and refined in a real working environment.

You can express your interest for this apprenticeship by completing a Leicester College application form or alternatively you can apply for one of our live apprenticeship vacancies via the College website. Our apprenticeships can also be found on the government’s apprenticeship site, As with any other job application, if you are shortlisted then you will be invited for an interview at the employer’s premises. You can apply for as many apprenticeship vacancies as you want.

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