VTCT Code: HB3ED2 Downloadable Record of Assessment Book? Yes, available.
Qualification Code: 601/6993/X
Age Restriction: 16 years + Frequency: Full-
Who is this qualification for? The VTCT Level 3 Extended Diploma in Barbering is a technical level qualification aimed at 16-
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but in order to optimise their chances of success, a learner will ideally hold a Level 2 qualification or equivalent in barbering.
What does this qualification cover? This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for barbering and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a senior barber or senior men's hairdresser/stylist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety.
They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, provide a range of cutting and barbering services specifically for men's hair, provide shaving services and create facial hair shapes. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.
In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.
In addition to completing mandatory units, learners are required to complete four optional units. A variety of optional units are available which include (this list is not exhaustive): colouring men's hair, hair tonics, clipper maintenance, hair and scalp treatments and creating patterns in hair.
What can this qualification lead to? Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hair Council. As a senior barber or senior men's hairdresser/stylist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:
Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4 in one or more of the following areas: