What will I be doing?
The advanced apprenticeship in barbering will see you carrying out services including cutting patterns in hair, colouring, colour correction and creative hairdressing.
The level 3 is the ideal progression route from Barbering Level 2 and will give you the platform to strengthen the skills you learned previously.
As a member of a team at a barber, you will carry out tasks such as:
- Cutting hair creatively
- Providing client consultation
- Creating a range of facial hair designs
- Providing specialist hair and scalp treatments
You will also be more involved with business matters, with additional module topics such as contributing to the financial effectiveness of the business, and planning and implementing promotional activity.
What qualifications will I achieve?
You will achieve a level 3 Diploma in Barbering and if required, level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.
The qualification continues on from the foundation of knowledge you will have learned on the level 2 apprenticeship, giving you substantial training to become an asset to the industry.
What are the entry requirements?
As the level 3 apprenticeship requires more extensive knowledge of the industry, it is recommended that you first complete level 2 in Barbering.
However, there are exceptions for those that can show at least a year’s worth of experience and knowledge on the industry, but this depends on the choices of the employer. Being comfortable communicating with clients is also fundamental in this role.
What can I do afterwards?
Upon completing this apprenticeship you will be qualified to work in barber shops as a barber or senior barber.
You will also have the confidence you need to pursue your ideal career path, whether it’s owning your own salon, becoming a session stylist or working in specialist industries such as film and fashion.
I’ve always loved being creative and this apprenticeship has really allowed me to channel my creativity. I am adding to my line of skills and want to keep progressing with the level 2 in hairdressing, as the salon I work in is unisex and is broadening my skills. I would like to succeed into the training side of barbering to pass my creative skills down to the next generation.
I’ve really enjoyed my training, and it’s pushing me further towards my goal to open my own salon. I’ve had so much fun on the apprenticeship, where I’ve also won the Britain’s Best award in the bridal and glamorous hair categories. My training advisor Janine has been amazing. She has pushed me along and offered lots of help and advice that I will take with me for years to come.
I really enjoy my apprenticeship, I feel like I am learning a lot, the experience I am gaining in the salon I work at is really valuable.