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Barbering CG NVQ Diploma Level 3 at Cornwall College

Course description

This course is for barbers or hairdressers qualified at level 2 who want to train to an advanced level.

This is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques in the following units; the art of creatively cutting men's hair and the intricate specialist work of cutting facial hair, the artistic skill of colouring, the purpose behind maintaining personal health and wellbeing and how to provide effective consultation support for colleagues.

Course content

Designed to develop your creativity and independence as a barber, this NVQ will show others that you have the skills necessary to design a range of images. 

The course combines practical and theoretical units which will be delivered in an excellent industry-level environment. In addition to developing practical skills in salon and reception duties and enhancing your basic barbering skills, you will also study the following:

  • Design and create patterns in hair
  • Provide shaving services
  • Develop and enhance creative hairdressing skills
  • Provide face massage services

For further information about the units that are included in the programme please contact the Hairdressing department and ask to speak to the Course Manager.

You will be expected to study the underpinning knowledge alongside salon sessions; however emphasis is placed on practical learning. Students will also be expected to study at home outside of college hours.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course must have barbering or hairdressing NVQ level 2 or equivalent. As with all courses, Cornwall College look for enthusiasm and motivation to succeed in the course.

If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the requirements, please ring Cornwall College on 0845 2232567 and speak to one of our advisors who will be happy to discuss this with you.

Future opportunities

Students can choose to either progress on to the Hairdressing NVQ diploma Level 3 or the Salon Management Certificate Level 4 at Cornwall College.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 May 2015
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