Barbering Advanced Training – Level 3

Below is an overview of our Advanced Barber / Gents Hairdressing Training, outlining the qualifications you will achieve and the units and areas you will cover throughout your training as well as other important information such as course duration and funding.

  • Advanced Training in Barbering
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
  • Key Skill Application of Number Level 2
  • Key Skill Communication Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
Units covered 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
Entry requirements You must be employed in a salon or barbers for at least 16 hours/week.
Who is it for? Advanced Barbering Training is for anyone who’s serious about a barbering career. There are options to suit individual needs and aspirations – and if you’re already working in barbering, you could develop your skills to become a senior stylist.
Aged 16-24

Fully funded


Duration 6 – 22 months
Start date Available all year
Assessment method The NVQ Diploma is assessed in the workplace or a realistic working environment. The qualifications are likely to call for a variety of assessment methods and the national occupational standards define what is to be assessed. Methods of assessment include:

  • Observation of performance
  • Questioning
  • Knowledge assessments with both online and paper tests available

Voodou Training Academy is an environment where you can develop your knowledge and practice your skills.

Personal qualities To have a successful career in Gents Hairdressing you need drive and motivation to help you constantly improve and update your personal and technical skills, in order to stay ahead of emerging trends and fashions.
Further progression Once you have completed your Advanced Training you can look at moving on to:

  • Salon Management for Gents Hairdressing


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