Is this course right for me?

This framework provides a nationally agreed apprenticeship framework for a work-based learning route into employment for the barbering industry, using qualifications that combine both skills and knowledge.

Barbering has a unique position within the hair and beauty sector, as it combines traditional skills such as scissors over comb and shaving with new specialist techniques such as 2D and 3D sculpting.

Entry requirements:

  • No formal qualifications are required, but experience in Hair and Beauty is desirable.
  • Apprentices must have an employer who can cover the NVQ criteria.  

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


  • The majority of training is provided in the workplace
  • Technical training is provided in the college, 1 day per week including time in practical workshop
  • Attendance at college-based sessions to complete theory tasks and tests is essential


  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence 
  • Work based observations 
  • Theory based tasks and tests 


From Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2 to an Apprenticeship Level 3.