VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

The purpose of the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering qualification is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a barber. This qualification is based on the Level 3 Barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional hair associations (The Hair Council and British Barbering Association - BBA) as being fit for purpose to prepare you for a career as a barber.

You will be expected to gather evidence of both the practical skills and underpinning knowledge for each unit you study and create a ‘portfolio of evidence’ for the qualification. On successful completion of this qualification you will be in a position to apply for employment as a barber.

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a senior barber/mens hairdresser, learners may choose to further develop their skills base by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4, including: 

  • VTCT Level 4 Award in Creative Male Grooming 

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management 

  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management 

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Specialist Hair and Scalp Services 

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Hair Colour Correction