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Barbering Apprenticeship Advanced Level 3 at Southampton City College

Course description

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in barbering. In addition to barber shops and unisex hair salons, employers can range from the film or television industries, luxury cruise ships, hotels and in the exciting world of fashion.

Course content

As an apprentice you will qualify to cut, colour and shape their client’s hair to create the style requested. In addition you will develop their communication skills – an essential requirement to the service industry. As an advanced apprentice you will develop your cutting and colouring skills so you can carry out cuts in line with the latest fashion techniques and trends.


Typical duties will include:

  • Hair Consultation
  • Cutting and Styling
  • Colouring
  • Wet Shaving
  • Making Appointments
  • Taking Payments
  • Ordering materials

Entry requirements

A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A*-C in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.

Future opportunities

  • Barber
  • Senior Barber

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southampton City College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2016

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