City & Guilds
Level 3 Diploma
About the course:
The Hairdressing industry is a diverse and varied career which can lead to challenging and rewarding job opportunities, whether this is in top leading salons, session stylist working back stage for catwalk and fashion shows across the world or travelling the globe aboard cruise liners.
As part of the fashion industry, individuals are required to have artistic flare, creative ambition and the determination to succeed.
Barbering has become a popular career choice for those who wish to enter the hairdressing industry with a specialised qualification.
It is practical based qualification which includes theory to underpin knowledge and complete all relevant on-line exams. Your tutors are professional with qualifications and experience within the hairdressing industry. They will help you to practice your new skills on each other, training heads and with clients in our newly built salons which are open to the general public as well as staff and students. The qualification will give you the skills to be able to be confident in cutting gents hair and facial hair including shaping and trimming along with clipper cutting skills and more edgy modern gent’s hairdressing techniques.
To get an NVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You will work with your us to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.
Qualifications are made up of individual units which covers different areas of your work as a hairdresser.
There are 5 mandatory units:
- Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
- Promote additional services or products to clients
- Provide hairdressing consultation services
- Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
- Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques.
You are also required to take a number of optional units, depending on credit size. Only one optional unit can be selected from optional group 2.
Optional Group 1:
- Provide shaving services
- Provide face massage services
- Design and create patterns in hair
- Colour hair using a variety of techniques
- Provide colour correction services
- Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
- Create a variety of permed effects.
Optional Group 2:
- Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
- Support client service improvements
- Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities.
Level2 Barbering or appropriate work experience is required for the practical side of the course. The theory side of this course requires a good standard of English A - D GCSE and students with English as a second language are required to have ESOL at level 1, this is due to the course containing a high level of written evidence with assignments, written questions and test papers.
It should be noted that a good standard of physical health is required as hairdressing is often physically demanding and is not suitable for some skin conditions. It would be an advantage to have a salon work experience placement within a hairdressing salon while you attend this course.
The necessary skills for this qualification will be learnt through a variety of situations these will include working in our commercial salon Kudos.
Theory lessons are taught through a variety of methods from classroom, independent study, online resources through our Visual Learning Environment VLE.
We strive to source the best value kits for all our Hairdressing courses September 2012 prices were at £85.00. The kit itself contains everything you will need to embark on a career in Barbering - due to the level of this qualification you may already have most of the required kit required for this course.
Due to health and Safety regulations all students are required to purchase and wear in all practical sessions a full uniform which consists of the following: Tunic, Trousers and closed toed shoes. Please note that these are purchased through the college suppliers to ensure a high standard of presentation in Kudos Hair and Beauty Salons.
To get an NVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.
NVQs are assessed at work or in a realistic working environment. For each unit your assessor observes you carrying out different services and checks your understanding, this information will be recorded in your log book, which then provides formal evidence of your learning.
For a Barbering NVQ, you'll do barbering practice, learn the knowledge required and organise your own study - you'll record your achievements in a logbook packed with hints and tips from industry experts.
You might also do online courses, quizzes and games from our Virtual Learning Environment.
A Barbering NVQ qualification will enable you to seek employment within the Hairdressing Industry, and with the higher levels you could become a top stylist and go on to be a salon manager or travel the world.
To run your own salon or specialise in particular hair types or hairdressing treatments, you might want to think about these other qualifications too:
- Level 4 HNC, HND in Business and Management.
- Assessors Award.
If you are on a qualifying means tested benefit, the tuition fees for some courses may be reduced. However, you will still need to pay Exam and College costs. You must claim tuition fee remission by providing evidence before enrolment.
A short interview is required for your progression this will include:
- practical skills assessment
- Initial screening assessment
Proof of your previous attendance and achievements (certificates will be required)