NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

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Take your barbering skills to the next level with this NVQ diploma. Giving you the skills you need to pursue your dream as an employed or self-employed barber, this advanced qualification is based on barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS), which will give you a great introduction to the industry.

Course Information

This occupational qualification is perfect if you’re passionate about finding a career as an employed and/or self-employed barber. It’s based on barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s lead barbering professional association (British Barbering Association – BBA) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a senior barber.


Career Progression

Career opportunities as a senior barber/men's hairdresser may include working in the following settings:

  • Commercial barbershops/salons
  • Specialist African type hair barbershops/salons
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Television, film, theatre, and media
  • Armed services

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Course Details


36 weeks

Study Type

Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

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