Course Code: TC1FE17 Barbering - Level 3 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 05 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now 05 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Gain specialist barbering skills and knowledge to support your career progression in this area. The Level 3 Barbering Diploma will prepare you for your next step towards working in the barbering sector by providing professional skills in modern barbering techniques. You will learn the theory behind the practices you explore and you will be provided with the confidence needed to launch your career in barbering. Entry Requirements Level 2 Diploma in Barbering or Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing and E3 in English and Maths initial assessment. You will also need good communication and dexterity skills as well as a keen desire to work with the general public in a professional manner. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification Obtained Level 3 Barbering Diploma Modules/Subjects Covered The table below illustrates the units you will cover on this course, along with how they will be assessed. Unit title Exam (online test) Number of practical assessments Inferred Knowledge 209 Perm and Neutralise Hair ✓ 2 ✓ 213 Fulfil salon reception duties ✓ 1 ✓ 304 Provide client consultation services ✓ 5 ✓ 309 Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques ✓ 6 ✓ 310 Design and create a range of facial hair shapes ✓ 3 ✓ 311 Provide shaving services ✓ 3 ✓ 403 Provide Specialist Hair and Scalp Treatments ✓ 4 ✓ Industry Placement and Field Trips An industry placement is compulsory for 16-18 year-olds, with students spending one day a week on a relevant industry placement. Please note it is your responsibility to find a suitable placement. A varied enrichment calendar (with optional activities) will be made available at the start of the academic year. The costs will vary according to each activity and will be made available at enrolment Learning and Teaching Methods Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group tasks, presentations and practical salon sessions. You will be required to model for your peers as well so you can experience the therapies first hand. You will also be expected to apply these skills to real clients in our working salons. There will be dedicated individual/self-study time on your course which needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms including Moodle, our virtual learning environment. E-learning is a key element of all our programmes and we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for exams. The course is 3-4 days a week for 35 weeks and your tutor will guide you on independent study. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods Assessment is continuous and both formative (allowing you to regularly reflect on and improve your performance) and summative (carried out at the end of a learning period). You will need to complete online exams and demonstrate your practical skills, to awarding body standards. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: City and Guilds Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Tuition Fees If you are 16 to 18 your course will be fully funded. For 19+ students, please read our adult funding information here. Other costs and equipment needed If you are aged 16 to 18 your uniform, tools and equipment are all provided for you. Adult students however will need to buy their own uniform at a cost of approximately £10. Black trousers and full black shoes must be worn at all times with the uniform top. Adult students will also be required to purchase 2 training heads at a cost of approximately £30 each. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: City and Guilds Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression The primary aim of this qualification is employment but it also provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills and knowledge further if you aim for achieving a level 4, or higher qualification.