Barbering, Advanced Apprenticeship | Weston College

Barbering, Advanced Apprenticeship

What will I do on this course?

The Level 3 Barbering Apprenticeship provides practical skills on the job as well as developing your theoretical skills in Weston College’s commercial salons. You’ll earn a wage and gain valuable work experience while also getting the benefits of being a student.

You’ll study a range of topics, including advanced techniques in creative hair cutting, shaving methods, colour correction and creative styling. You will also develop interpersonal skills, professionalism and behaviours expected in a salon environment. These will help you communicate effectively with clients. We’ll also develop your English and maths skills as part of this course.

How will I be assessed?

Your personal assessor will visit your salon to review your progress and we’ll assess you in our commercial salon. Once your gradebook is complete we will agree an end point assessment with you, which will be an externally graded six-hour trade test.

What could I do after this course?

The majority of our apprentices are kept on by their employer after they finish their course. You’ll also meet the criteria for a number of roles in the barbering industry and could even open you own barber shop. You could further develop your skills with a management qualification or a foundation degree in hair and beauty.

Entry Requirements

A Level 2 barbering qualification, plus English and maths at Level 1 or above. You’ll also need to be in employment in the industry, but we can help you find this.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

All you need to know about course dates and times

Throughout the year
2 Years
Course code AVPBAPF1MA

Occupations related to Barbering, Advanced Apprenticeship


Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.

Average annual earnings: £22,620
Employment in region: 324 positions

Hairdresser or barber

Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.

Average annual earnings: £15,093
Employment in region: 2,516 positions

What Our Students Say

Joseph Calvert, Barbering

Joseph Calvert

“Weston College gave me opportunities that I wouldn't have had elsewhere”

Former school: Priory

Course: Barbering

Continuing working in barbering and working towards an apprenticeship.

Register your interest

Marketing Permissions

Once we have responded to your initial enquiry we would love to keep you informed of other, similar courses you may be interested in.

Data protection
Please note by submitting this form you are consenting to Weston College recording and processing the personal information on this form, for any purposes of the college associated with the provision of advice and guidance to potential students on the range of courses available to them, College facilities and any other associated information. In accordance with Data Protection Act 1998, the information will be used only for the above mentioned purposes.

Apply or find out more

Marketing Permissions

Once we have responded to your initial enquiry we would love to keep you informed of other, similar courses you may be interested in via email.

Is this ok?