Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH30151 GLH: 334 - 368 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/7386/2 Units: 8 - 15 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 47

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a technical level 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 including: health and safety; client consultation; creative hair cutting, designing and creating facial hair shapes, selling products and services to clients. These units are all mandatory.

Learners will further develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional 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 of optional 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

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a senior barber/mens hairdresser, learners may choose to further develop their skills base by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4, including:

- VTCT Level 4 Award in Creative Male Grooming
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Specialist Hair and Scalp Services
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Hair Colour Correction





Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 5 components and earn a minimum of 22 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UG21G18 D/601/0936 Promote additional services or products to customers 2 6 40
UG31G22 Y/601/5875 Monitor procedures to safely control work operations 3 4 30
UN30GB7 K/600/1222 Design and create a range of facial hair shapes 3 4 27
UN30GB8 A/600/1046 Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques 3 5 48
UN31G21 Y/600/1040 Provide hairdressing consultation services 3 3 22

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 3 components and earn a minimum of 20 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UN30GB6 H/600/1025 Provide shaving services 3 4 29
UN30GB9 A/600/1077 Provide face massage services 3 4 32
UN3GH17 H/600/1042 Colour hair using a variety of techniques 3 12 95
UN3GH18 D/600/1010 Provide colour correction services 4 13 106
UN3GH21 K/600/1012 Develop and enhance creative hairdressing skills 3 5 40
UN3GH22 D/600/1220 Create a variety of permed effects 3 8 62
UN4AH35 F/600/1047 Design and create patterns in hair 4 5 21
UN4GH24 H/601/4633 Provide specialist consultation services for hair and scalp conditions 4 5 39
UN4GH25 M/601/4635 Provide hair and scalp treatments 4 7 52

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 0 components and earn a minimum of 0 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UG21G19 A/601/1530 Support customer service improvements 2 5 33
UG31G11 T/600/1272 Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business 3 4 26
UG31H32 R/600/1277 Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities 3 5 32

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Cedars Upper School 01525 219300 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Urban Styling 07989 116549 Visit website Bristol, City of
B Inspired - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Total People Ltd 01606 734000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Derby 1 & 2 01462 488218 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Yeovil College - North Dorset Technical College 01747 856010 Visit website Dorset
Mike Taylor Education 01202 649100 Visit website Dorset - Poole
A.L.D. Hairdressing Training Academy 01914111730 Visit website Durham
Dare Salon and Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Essex
Halls of Ivy Academy - Chelmsford 01708 766395 Visit website Essex
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
Train With Pride 01452 300003 Visit website Gloucestershire
TPG Education 0161 292 5604 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Academy at No. 5 01329 286250 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Hair Training Solutions Ltd. 07973 272395 Visit website Hampshire
Noble Hair Company 01329 239892 Visit website Hampshire
Above Bar Training - Eastleigh College 023 80211418 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Southampton School of Hairdressing and Barbering 023 8059 5060 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Vanilla Hair Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Hertfordshire
Kim Heath Training Academy & Professional Hair Salon 07756 323457 Visit website Kent
SB Hair and Beauty Academy Ltd 01732 842465 Visit website Kent
The Malling School 01732 840995 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Brooksby Melton College 01664 850850 Visit website Leicestershire
Lincoln Hairdressing Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Lincolnshire
New College Stamford 01780 484300 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Ghost Academy 020 8590 4938 Visit website London - Barking and Dagenham
TLT Academy Ltd 020 8462 3662 Visit website London - Bromley
The World of Work 020 3589 6723 Visit website London - Enfield
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
Halls of Ivy 01708 766395 Visit website London - Havering
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
The Lovely Hair Studio and School 01895 679177 Visit website London - Hillingdon
Elmhouse Training 020 3538 5530 Visit website London - Lambeth
Chill Out Training and Enterprise Ltd 0151 548 7730 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
byHEART Learning Ltd 0151 708 7645 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
North Liverpool Academy 0151 260 4044 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
@BarbersNo1 Academy 07738662795 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Es Paradis College of Nails, Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing 07709 417132 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Fusion Hair Academy 01493 603336 Visit website Norfolk
Progress to Excellence Limited - Selby 01462 488218 Visit website North Yorkshire
Selby College 01757 211000 Visit website North Yorkshire
Bespoke Hairdressing Training Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
The Salon @ 89 Academy 01933 680444 Visit website Northamptonshire
Active Lifestyles 07971 504255 Visit website Nottinghamshire
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
L&F Inspired Hair Academy Ltd 07867692924 Visit website Somerset
Progress to Excellence Limited - Frome 01462 488218 Visit website Somerset
Bath College 01225 312191 Visit website Somerset - Bath and North East Somerset
The Hair and Beauty Bank Ltd 0117 929 9939 Visit website Somerset - Bath and North East Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Doncaster 01302 813900 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Excel Training Ltd 01709 300255 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Rotherham 01709 720746 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
The Serenity Academy 01709 874424 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Interserve Learning and Employment (Services) Limited 0114 251 9210 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
Hair for Men Academy 0800 644 6601 Visit website Surrey
Omni Academy - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Surrey
The Academy of Hair - AFA 0333 358 3559 Visit website Surrey
Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College 01276 709050 Visit website Surrey
1st Degree training / Neeta Ltd 0191 4479844 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
SB Barbering 0191 567 3644 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Sunderland
The Academy Training Hair and Beauty Limited 024 7655 9559 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Solihull College 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Mark Betts Hairdressing 01924 423755 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The Link Training Academy 01484 425500 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Dimensions Training Solutions 01132451070 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Leeds Academy for Hairdressing and Barbering 0113 245 7439 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Piranha Barber Academy Ltd 0113 243 2160 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Redditch 01462 488218 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Big Apple Academy +353 86 3618851 Visit website Ireland
Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training Ltd +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Fifth Grade Academy +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Accademia Romana di Acconciatura - A.R.A. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Accademiamania S.n.c. di De Angelis F. e Violini F. & C. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
AMARAL S.n.c. di Gentili Giulia & Ylenia +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Andromeda S.a.s. di Giulio D'Angelo e C. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
ARS ESTETICA S.R.L. +39 06 71587203 Visit website Italy
Arte e Stile S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
ASSOCIAZIONE I MAESTRI DELLO STILE +39 342 7240866 Visit website Italy
BEAUTY INGROSS di Bavaresco Alessandro +39 04 23370088 Visit website Italy
BVD BELVEDERE GROUP S.R.L. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
C.A.V.A.M. +39 041 938124 Visit website Italy
Calcagni S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Calen S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Cap Diffusion S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Cemar S.n.c. di Adele Marchegiani & C. +39 07 75294091 Visit website Italy
DECAMANO 2000 S.A.S. +39 06 9422155 Visit website Italy
Emodiva S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
ESPOSITO PARRUCCHIERI UNIVERSITY S.N.C. di Esposito Roberto & Francesco +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Evolution di Calamia Euro & C. S.a.s. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Fi. Gi. S.a.s. di Giliberto Ida +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
FORMAZIONE ESTETICA AVANZATA S.A.S. di L. Di Mario & C. +39 06 9065315 Visit website Italy
G & I BEAUTY GROUP S.R.L. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
G.A.L.A.B. - Gruppo Accademico Leonessa Acconciatori Bresciani +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Gea Italia S.r.l - Oristano +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Gea Italia S.r.l. - Olbia/Tempio +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Gea Italia S.r.l. - Sassari +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Habia Italy S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
HAIR STAR S.R.L.S. +39 06 7804178 Visit website Italy
I Parrucchieri S.a.s di Carmela Maniscalco & C. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
IDM GROUP S.R.L. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
ISEP S.c.a.r.l. - Istituti Superiori Estetica Professionale +39 06 9200082 Visit website Italy
ISTITUTO F.P.A. S.R.L. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
L'Iris Accademy S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
LMB Academy S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
LOOK UP S.A.S. dei F.lli Di Marco Matteo e Luca & C. +39 08 54491261 Visit website Italy
MAIPERMAGIA S.R.L. +39 02 36765620 Visit website Italy
Maver Academy S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Nadir Studios S.n.c. di Poli Nadir e C. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
NEOGENE S.A.S. di Alberto Calcagni & C. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
New Way Academy S.N.C. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Ninfea di Erasmi Daniela e C. S.n.c. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
PERCORSI SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Personal Moda di Curto Maria Teresa +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Revolution Team Center S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
S.E.M. Mammucari Nadia di Barbaliscia Eleonora S.a.s. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
SEM BEAUTY INTERNATIONAL ACCADEMY S.R.L.S. UNIPERSONALE +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
SMS S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
STUDIO LOOK di Rivela Dario e C. S.a.s. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
TANO'S STYLE SOCIETA' A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA SEMPLIFICATA +39 06 22772258 Visit website Italy
Tarek S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
The Beauty Group S.r.l. +39 05 22516505 Visit website Italy
Highlands College 01534 608608 Visit website Jersey
James Dun's House 01224 648480 Visit website Aberdeen City
Edinburgh College - Granton Campus 0131 559 4050 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Edinburgh College - Milton Road Campus 0131 559 4876 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Fife College 01592 223400 Visit website Fife
Brothers Constantinou 029 2046 1191 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
Tommy's Education Centre 01492 870166 Visit website Conwy
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff

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