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Barbering Level 3 Apprenticeship at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

As an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds; you will earn a salary and gain real experience in the workplace with your employer as well as working towards a nationally recognised NVQ and other qualifications. Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study. This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. 

Course content

• Employment, for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with training in the workplace • Assessor visits in the workplace • Functional Skills level 2 • Employment Rights and Responsibilities • One day a week in college

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship covers:

• Health and Safety • Promotion of Products and Services • Provide Hairdressing Consultation • Design and Create a Range of Facial Hair Shapes • Creatively Cut Using a Combination of Barbering Techniques Optional: • Provide Shaving Services • Design and Create Patterns • Colour Hair • Contribute to the Financial Effectiveness of the Business The course is delivered covering both theoretical and practical aspects of the qualification within the workplace.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths OR a Level 2 related qualification. Relevant work experience will also be considered Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.


This course is continuously assessed in College and in the workplace by portfolio building, on the job assessment, presentations and some exams.

Financial information

Apprenticeship training is currently fully funded, however this is subject to change. You will need to buy: • Barbering kit £99.00 approx. • Uniform £53.00 Possible trips and events that are available but not compulsory include: (This can be subject to change) • Salon International - £140.00 approx. Information will be given at personal interview. Financial support may be available, please contact Student Services for more information. 

Future opportunities

This course will help you gain practical experience to progress your chosen career.

Further information

On completion of this course you will receive a City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ in Barbering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1 Year
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