Course Details

Chichester College benefits from having its own, professional Barber shop. It is accredited by the British Barbering Association, is open to the public and staffed by students. This Barbering study programme is suitable for practically minded people who are innovative, have a creative flair, a lively personality and a genuine interest in people. It is challenging and varied, covering a variety of skills to enable you to enter the Barbering Industry. During the course you will develop a range of complex barbering skills and theoretical knowledge which will prepare you to work within a competitive service environment.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 7 hours per week work placement in a Barber shop and have GCSE at grade C (5) in English or Maths or equivalent. You will need to have a Level 2 Barbering qualification, complete an initial assessment, interview and area assessment prior to starting the course.

Career options

This course can lead you on to a varied and exciting career in the Barbering industry. Options include: Work in a Barber shop, Fashion Session Barber, an owner of a Barber shop or working on a Cruise ship.

Barbering Level 3 Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 Hands on experience, working in our student run Barber Shop.
  • 2 Student-focused approach creates an atmosphere of friendship and fun.
  • 3 Fantastic opportunities to enter National Barbering competitions.
  • 4 Great reputation in industry for 1st place in national competition.
  • 5 Outstanding by Ofsted for teaching and learning.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

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Course code Location Course length Start date
BET205CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will follow a study programme covering Barbering, Work Experience and Enrichment activities. The barbering qualification will consist of Health and Safety; Client consultation; Promote and sell products and services to clients; Reception duties; Creative image; Human resources; Display stock to promote sales; Shaving; Scalp massage; Cut men's hair and Cut facial hair. You will also follow English and math which are an essential part of your course.

How will I be taught?

The delivery of this course will be in the training work shops and the Barber shop. You will cover a combination of demonstrations, practical sessions, structured theory delivery, group work, self-directed study, classroom discussions, research and lectures. External guest speakers are invited in throughout the year.

How will I be assessed?

Practical skills will be assessed through observation and feedback. Theory knowledge will be assessed through a combination of written assignments, on-line exams, oral questioning and presentations.

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