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City and Guilds Level 3 inBarbering

This full-time programme of study builds on the skills gained at Level 2. You will learn the art of men’s hair and facial hair, wet shaving and hair and scalp massage techniques, whilst exploring current and emerging trends within the Barbering industry.

Awarded By:

Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA)

Key Facts

Programme Costs:

The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.



Awarding Body:

AQA / City and Guilds

Course Code:

  • 24/25QFH1001

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

1 Year


  • September 2024


You will study towards the following units:

  • Health and safety
  • Consultation
  • Cut men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair
  • Specialist hair and scalp massage (Level 4 unit)
  • Wet shaving
  • Financial effectiveness
  • Creative patterns in the hair (Level 4 unit)


This course also offers

  • Visits to national hair shows
  • Demonstrations and workshops from specialist Barbers
  • Opportunities for work experience (if you are already working in a barber shop this can be used as work experience)


  • A Level 2 in Barbering or a Level 3 in Hairdressing, plus GCSE (or Functional Skills) English and maths at grade C/4

You will also need to purchase a dolly head and barbering kit if you do not already have one. This can be purchased through the College as a kit at a cost.


Upon completion of this course, you can further your skills by progressing on to additional short specialist courses, or by entering the Barbering industry, self-employment as a barber or session barber, assessor or trainer.

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