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Barbering Certificate Level 3

  • Overview of the course

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    The Level 3 Barbering Course is delivered in our Academy which alongside 4 hair salons includes large air conditioned barbershop, all designed to provide realistic working environments. You will enjoy and participate in a varied teaching and training programme. This level 3 course is for those wishing to progress from Level 2 barbering or have no barbering qualifications but have the skills or are looking to advance their skills. It can also be for those wishing to update/refresh at a higher level. You will be taught specialist skills including up to date techniques in creative cutting, shaving and business skills.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will be able to develop your creativity and independence as a stylist. You will study a wide range of barbering units and practice your skills in taught sessions and client based practical sessions. It will be delivered by our highly trained, experienced and fully qualified staff. Whilst studying and training you will experience and participate in a combination of demonstrations, seminars, lectures, tutorials and educational visits as well as 'in house' and external training by leading manufacturers for the industry.

    The following units will give you the specialist skills which will enable you to progress in your career options.

    Monitor and maintain health and safety practise in the salon
    Colour hair to create a variety of techniques
    Consultation support for colleagues on hair services
    Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
    Cut women's hair to create a variety of looks
    Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Entry requirements

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    You will already have a Level 2 barbering qualification or other relevant experience in barbering. You will need to pass a successful interview, a skills test and provide a good reference. Creativity, self motivation, good communication skills and a strong commitment to achieve are keys to success at Level 3. A good level of written and spoken English is required.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed on a continual basis. Practical skills will be assessed on clients, friends and family in a realistic working environment, oral and online questioning is also used. Theory consist of online testing and portfolio work.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    The course is a 36 week programme and is delivered over 2 days a week including sitting a maths or English GCSE if not yet achieved a grade C .
    This course is demanding and as part of the course it is recommended that you undertake a work placement in a salon for a minimum of 6 hours per week.

    Other key components include: Excellent attendance, a good record of punctuality and study, attendance at seminars, shows and competitions. You will be actively encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to enter internal and external competitions.

    You will also be expected to provide a Level 3 hairdressing kit (no electrical equipment) a salon tunic and black covered shoes with a low heel. It is encouraged and recommended when possible you arrange your own models for assessment purposes. Your timetable will include: Monday evening, theory and practical sessions.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £3345.00
    You can opt to pay these fees in monthly instalments. You can set this up during the enrolment.
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    You could progress onto Higher Education: Level 4 teaching qualification and hairdressing or barbering short courses. You could seek employment as an senior barber, technical representative, own your own shop.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    14.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    15 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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