SVQ Level 3 Barbering
Campus Granton Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 6
Study mode Full time
Duration 20 weeks
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Barbering Level 3 is an innovative 18-week course designed to enhance your skill base gained at Level 2 Barbering /Preparation to Level 3 Barbering, or through the work you have already carried out in your barbering shop. Equipped with a more advanced skill set, this course will enable you to develop your passion for barbering.
During this fast-track course, you will gain essential practical experience working on clients in our professional Barbershop where you will be provided with up to date training in new technology and techniques using high end professional products such as Wella, Osmo and American Crew to enhance your employability prospects further.
Theory classes will cover the knowledge required to complete all written work and e-assessments. You will be required to have access to IT to enable you to complete parts of the course e.g. laptop, Pc, iPhone, Android phone, Tablet, Ipad.
Training at Edinburgh College will enhance your employability prospects as we have an exceptional standard of facilities and highly qualified lecturers. You will be provided with up to date training in new innovations and techniques with leading product manufacturers and barbers.
Edinburgh College is not only a recognised Centre of Excellence by Wella; but also houses the Wella Training Studio for Scotland Wella Training Studio for Scotland This amazing collaboration ensures students receive the most up-to-date training in new innovations and techniques within the industry. We recently celebrated the 1st birthday of the Wella Studio at Edinburgh College.
This award is recognised within the industry as qualifying you as a Barber.
- There is an additional cost for course kit, uniforms and books which must be purchased prior to starting the course.
- Students will also be expected to bring in clients for practice and assessment purposes.
If you are interested in being a model for our students or want to try out our star facilities before beginning your studying journey, simply book in for a treatment.
- Consultation Services
- Health & Safety
- Combine Barbering Cutting & Clipper to Restyle
- Design & Create Facial Hair Shapes Using Advanced Techniques
- Shaving services Using a Straight Razor
- Creative Barbering Skills
- Planning Promotional Activities
- Financial Effectiveness of the Business
- All students must have a work placement in place at the beginning of the course or employment in the barbering industry - two days per week (9-4pm) for the full 18 weeks.
Please Note - this is a mandatory aspect of the course
How the course is assessed
- All practical assessments are carried out on paying clients within our salons, working either independently with your own clients or working as a team member
- It is mandatory that you bring in models for practical assessments
- The theory aspects of the course are carried out under exam conditions completing open book assignments
- Invigilated closed book exams
Number of days per week
- 1 day per week (9:00-4:00pm)
- 2 days work placement - this is a mandatory aspect of the course
- All applicants must hold a Level 2 Barbering or equivalent
- Must be currently working in the Barbering industry
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
Applicants will be given a date to attend an information/interview which will involve:
- Group Information session with Q & As
- Face to face interview –where you will be asked relevant questions relating to the course and your goals and experience
- Skills Test to ensure you have the correct dexterity skills for the course (please see details below)
In exceptional cases the interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams or formal telephone interview, where you will be asked relevant questions relating to the course, your goals and experience
The formal interview has a scoring criterion based on - communication skills at interview, along with, the skills test
A skills/trade test will be required on a mannequin head or client in a commercially viable time.
The formal interview has a scoring criterion based on - communication skills at interview, along with the skills test
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- Opportunity to gain employment within the Barbering industry at a technical and/or supervisory level
- Employment within the Barbering industry at a technical and/or supervisory level
Funding & Fees
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