This course is designed for 19+ adults.
The VTCT Certificate in Barbering Level 3 is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques in the following units such as creatively cutting men's hair and the intricate specialist work of cutting facial hair.
The course is scheduled over 2 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons.
Hair and beauty services in the UK offer a range of opportunities and career paths. The sector is made of local, national and international salons, spas, barber shops and salon chains.
Hair and beauty service providers, including salons and freelancer practitioners, contributed £5.1bn to the UK economy in 2022.
The industry supported 550,000 jobs in 2022 and there are more than 46,000 hair and beauty businesses operating in the UK; 379,000 of these jobs were supported directly by the industry itself, with the hair and beauty services sector supporting direct employment of 209,000 alone. This means the personal care sector represented 1.1% of total jobs in the UK in 2022.
The entry requirements for this course are:
- Completion of Barbering Diploma Level 2
What will I study?
This course consists of the following modules:
- Provide client consultation services
- Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
- Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
- Provide shaving services
- Colour men's hair
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed via:
- Written tasks
- Online exams
- Practical assessments
To further enhance your progression, you will take part in trips and visits, such as Professional Beauty and Salon International. You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and create your future.
You will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.
The completion of this course will allow you to progress onto:
- Hairdressing Level 2
Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.