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Barbering (Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3)

Hair And Beauty 5

Apprenticeship outline

If you're a passionate barber and you would like to take your cutting and styling skills to the next level, a Level 3 Apprenticeship is great option.

You'll study alongside your work in the salon, underpinning all the skills you have with the theoretical knowledge which will get you to the top of your field. This is a challenging but rewarding qualification, you'll improve as a hairdressing professional and by the end of your Apprenticeship you'll have the confidence and skills you'll need to pursue your dream career path - whether that be setting up your own salon, becoming a session stylist or working in specialist industries such as film and television.

You can start an Apprenticeship at any time of year as long as you're in what are you waiting for?!

You'll study many different units which will all enhance your skills and abilities as a hairdressing professional. As well as different hairdressing techniques and styles, you'll also study English, maths and ICT at Level 2 which will support you in your theoretical and practical work.

This course consists of the following:

  • Advanced cutting
  • Colouring/colour correction
  • Perming
  • Hair extensions
  • Photographic & session work
  • Barbering
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English, Maths and ICT

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship below.

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14-16 Wheeler Gate


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Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering Level 3


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need GCSEs at grades A* to C/9 to 4 or equivalent in English Language and Maths. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply. You will need to undertake an initial assessment to determine the right level of course for you.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Apprenticeships are usually free to the employee but depending on your age, your employer will pay a contribution towards the cost of your training.

Teaching & assessment

Your workplace tutor will continually assesses your practical and theory work and an internal verifier will visit you to monitor your progress. You'll be required to keep a portfolio of evidence generated in the workplace and there will be theory-based tests at the end of each unit.


You could go onto exploring other hair and beauty specialist courses at Level 3 or even become a trainer or assessor yourself.

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