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Barbering - Level 3 Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Apprenticeships allow 16 plus year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes Apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an Apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within the College. Areas to be covered: Knowledge / Competence Based Qualification (NVQ Diploma in Barbering) You will study theory and practical sessions in:- Core units:- Creatively Cut Hair using a Combination of Barbering Techniques Provide Hairdressing Consultation Services Design and Create a Range of Facial Hair Shapes Monitor Procedures to Safely Control Work Operations Promote Additional Services or Products to Customers Example of Optional Units:- Colour Hair Using a Variety of Techniques Provide Shaving Services Provide Special Consultation Services for Hair and Scalp Conditions Contribute to the Financial Effectiveness of the Business Support Customer Service Improvements English, Maths or ICT upto Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) The apprentice National Minimum Wage applies to all 16 to 18 year old apprentices and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If the apprentice is aged 19 and / or has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship, the employer must pay the National Minimum Wage appropriate for their age. A breakdown of wage rates is available on the GOV.UK website.

Entry requirements

No specific academic requirements but employment within the Hairdressing Sector is essential. Applicants will be required to complete an initial assessment to determine their current learning level. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


The qualification is assessed through work-based evidence compiled as a portfolio. It is assessed on practical assignments and observations.

Future opportunities

At the end of the programme, Apprentices will have achieved the NVQ Diploma in Barbering. Apprentices will also complete English and Maths that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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