VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

Product Description

Blended Learning (classroom and home based learning)
Programme delivered by Ixion Holdings

Qualification Overview

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering is a substantial vocational qualification. This qualification is not only recognised nationally but also internationally, this will enable you to work in salons, department stores, cruise ships, training establishments and mobile.

  To register your interest for this course please fill in the contact form below and we will contact within 24 hours.

Advanced learning loan pre-requisites to qualify:

  • You must be 19 years old on the first day of your course, however there is no upper age limit.
  • You need to be living in the UK or have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man for the past three years.
  • You need to be enrolling on an eligible course at Level 3 and above.
  • You need to have a national insurance number, a valid passport OR original birth certificate.


Available days:

Wednesday & Thursday 9:30am – 2:30pm at Sunderland for 14 weeks

Wednesday 5:00pm – 9:30pm at Sunderland for 28 weeks


Am I eligible?
You will need to be 19+ to take the course. You must have a Level 2 Barbering qualification to do this course, however we can combine Level 2 with Level 3. We are also able to offer progression onto Level 4 Salon Management Please ask for more information.
Who’s it for?
For those looking to enhance their career in the barbering industry.
What will I learn?
The course is comprised over a range of units which cover the necessary practical and theoretical skills to provide a wide range of barbering techniques and styles.

Provide client consultation services

Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques

Design and create a range of facial hair types

Provide shaving services

 Colour and lighten mens hair

 Design and create patterns in hair

How will I learn?
The VTCT qualification is delivered through a blended learning approach – a combination of traditional classroom teaching (face-to-face) and online learning/independent study.

• Classroom – full-day sessions to begin each unit

• Independent study, reading and research with remote tutor support – recommended self-study of 8/10 hours per week

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of practical assessments, multiple choice theory exams, evidence portfolio and workbook 90% attendance is required to pass the course due to the intensity and course length. Missing days of course without catching up may result in failure to pass the qualification
How much is it?
The cost is £3,345 and may be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan. Programme  is delivered by Ixion Holdings. Find out more here – Learner Handbook
Who is the awarding body?
The awarding body is VTCT.
Can you apply for a loan more than once?
Yes you can apply for more  Advanced Learning Loans for different qualification types to help you progress in your studies. You can apply up to a total of four loans. However as you are entering into a student loan in which you have to pay back, we never advise to enroll on more than one course at any time. These are also extensive courses which require a lot of work and commitment so we would recommend completing one before starting another.



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