Advanced Barbering Skills

Qualification: College Certificate
Level 3

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About this course

This short part-time course is designed for people who already have a level 2 barbering qualification and would like to advance their clipper and scissor skills.

Trends change continuously so advanced clipper and cutting techniques are amongst the most important you will need as a Barber.

You will learn a variety of creative styles including graduating, fading, skin fading, disconnecting and scissor and clipper over comb techniques. You will also learn how to adapt your cut and personalise to suit your client’s needs.

What you will learn

You will cover a variety of advanced clipper, cutting & styling techniques, including:

  • Graduating cutting
  • Short graduation
  • Fading / tapering
  • Texturising techniques
  • Disconnected cut
  • Skin / bald fade
  • Use of a cut throat razor to shape–up
  • Creative blow dry techniques

Training at City College will give you a huge advantage as you will learn in our purpose built hair & barbering salons, Kudos. You will learn with industry standard equipment working under supervision with real clients to give you a wealth of experience.

Entry requirements
  • Level 2 in Barbering
  • A good standard of physical health is required as barbering is often physically demanding and is not suitable for some skin conditions
  • You will be required to attend a short interview at the College prior to enrolling onto the course
Additional information

You will require a barbering kit for the practical assessments and due to health and safety regulations you will be required to wear a uniform of a black top, black trousers and black closed in toed shoes. The information on where to buy kit will be given at interview.

You will also be required to find models for your practical assessments, who will be expected to contribute to the cost of consumables.