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Barbering and Shaving — Level 3 Diploma

Hair, Beauty and Spa Therapy

Course ID: 173562

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • You'll cover a vast range of learning units, covering all aspects of Barbering.
  • You'll recieve guidance in your employability throughout yout studies with us.
  • Broaden your skill set with practical work.
  • Gain guidance and support from our dedicated teaching team.
  • Ideal for students hoping to pursue a career in Barbering.
  • Study in our safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment.
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma.
  • 1 year course.

What to expect from the course

We are now offering an exciting opportunity to do a VRQ Level 3 qualification in Barbering. You will cover a number of units, covering a number of styles and techniques such as: monitor and maintain health and safety, consultation, cut men's hair to create a variety of looks, cut facial hair to create a variety of looks, creative hairdressing design skills, provide shaving and face massage.

There are a number of optional units, such as: human resources management within the hair and beauty sector, design and create patterns in hair, provide scalp massage services.

The Barbering Level 3 Diploma is aimed at people who would like to pursue a career within this fast growing industry, or for those already working in industry that would like to further develop their skills.

A variety of teaching methods are used to include practical workshops, working in commercial salon and theory.

There is a strong emphasis on developing employability skills throughout the programme of study to include community work and work experience placement. This course is Advanced Learner Loan eligible, which can fully cover the course fee.


VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

Why study with us?

Apply online by selecting 'apply for this course' or return a completed application form, available from Student Services. To find out more about College or to help you make your decision, call our College Information Line on 0151 252 3000.4

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Once you successfully complete your course you may be able to progress to the next level, following a satisfactory interview with a tutor. If you’ve finished your Level 3 course you will be offered advice and guidance from our Careers Advisors on how to apply for a place at University through UCAS, or how to apply for a job or an apprenticeship.

Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 courses generally last for one year.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry onto the course.

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 (previously C) or above including Maths and English Language OR a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including Maths and English Language and relevant subject qualification OR a minimum of Level 2 course in your chosen subject at merit or above and English Language and Maths at Level 2.

An enthusiasm and passion to succeed and develop yourself with great attendance will be vital to you achieving success on this course.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

19 years old or over at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 3345.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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