Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

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Course Overview

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Progress your career in the barbering industry with our 6-month adult learning programme

The Learning Curve Group Hair & Beauty Academy is a dynamic and innovative vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing and barbering training at one of our state of the art hairdressing academies in Borehamwood, Camden, Chiswick, Loughton and Croydon. 

With our Level 3 Diploma in Barbering, you will achieve your qualification attending our academy 2 days a week for six months. 

Each of our Academies is equipped with a state of the art training hairdressing and barbering salon and we offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience. Our technical training team are all professional teaching staff from within the industry to ensure that the training reflects current trends and meets the needs of hairdressing salons and barber shops.

Course Details

This is a 6 month programme at one of our 6 academies, where you will come in 2 days a week, either in the day, evenings or weekend.

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for barbering and is recognised by the British Barbering Association as being fit to prepare learners for a career as a senior barber.
It will build on your existing knowledge and skills to teach you more advanced cutting and styling techniques, where you will develop your skills in a commercial setting.
You will cover health and safety, client consultation, creative hair cutting, designing and creating facial hair shapes, selling products and services to clients. You will also complete specialist units in shaving, and designing and creating patterns in hair.

On completion of your level 3 you will be eligible to become a State Registered Barber(SRB) with The Hairdressing Council. You may choose to complete a hairdressing qualification or you may want to sign up to achieve your
Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement to pursue a career in teaching.


Course Units:

  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Provide shaving services
  • Design and create patterns in hair

The course will be internally and externally assessed using a variety of assessment methods including developing a portfolio of evidence and multiple choice questions.

Month One:

You will be inducted to your programme and learn client consultation, as well as starting your creative cutting using a variety of techniques. Your practical zoom sessions will commence.

Month Two:

You will develop your advanced cutting techniques and begin to learn the fundamentals of shaving, learning how to cut precision beards and moustaches.

Month Three:

You will continue to develop your confidence with advanced cutting techniques, starting to work on patterns in hair with perfect detail. You will also start to build confidence with wet shaving, and begin working on real clients.

Month Four:

You will continue to develop your skills incorporating all techniques. All your skills will be combined, as you practise to perfect each skill and work through theory elements to increase awareness and confidence. 

Month Five and Six:

You will now have the opportunity to express your creative skills!
You will learn how to create a themed look incorporating all your skills that you have developed throughout your programme.
During your last 2 months you will gain the assessments you need to complete your qualification. These assessments will be carried out on clients in our state-of-the-art academy salons.
At the end of month 6 you would have achieved all aspects of your level 3 learning journey.


Two days a week for 6 months. Please note times and days may vary in each LCG Academy for this programme so please ensure you check the exact timing for your academy of choice.


The course fee for the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing is £2,787.50 + VAT. Total £3,345.00 All students are required to purchase a uniform and kit costing between £104.00 and £180.00


You may choose to fund your qualification using the Advanced Learner Loan.


During your 6 month programme you will also achieve a Level 1Certificate in Enterprise skills and Employability. This will teach you key skills that will come in useful when you search for a job, or set up your own business after the course.

You will have the opportunity to develop your maths and English skills. You will be provided with a specialist teacher to teach you the skills required and you will have the opportunity to achieve your Functional Skills qualification.

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