NVQ L3 Barbering

Duration of apprenticeship

12 Months

Apprenticeship overview

Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men.

Barbers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate their professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

Entry requirements

Candidates will be required to undertake initial assessments in Maths and English and achieve a level 1 outcome on their initial assessment results.

Functional skills

All apprentices will need to undertake functional skills in Maths & English at level 2 as a mandatory part of their apprenticeship. Candidates who have achieved GCSE’s or A levels in Maths & English A-C will be exempt from having to complete their functional skills with valid proof of their exemption certificates.

Industry qualification

Apprentices will complete an NVQ L3 as part of their on-programme training and assessment.