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Barbering Level 3 Diploma (Blackburn)


Duration: 24 weeks
Barbering courses - part-time - Blackburn

VTCT Level 3 Diploma Barbering

Train to become a Barber without paying any course fees upfront!

This VTCT accredited qualification will give you the skills and knowledge you need to land your dream job in barbering! You’ll study in our real world salon environment on a part-time basis, with one of our highly trained members of staff.

Who can do this course?

This course is suitable for you regardless of your previous experience level. You need to be aged 19+ to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan, but we encourage individuals of all ages and experience levels to apply. All we ask is that you commit to the course for its entire duration in order to gain all the skills and knowledge you need to achieve the qualification.

Course duration and attendance

Courses are delivered at our academy in Rishton. Our daytime courses take place between 10:00am – 3:00pm and last for 24 weeks. Our evening courses take place between 6:00pm – 9:00pm and last for 28 weeks. Please contact us to enquire about the timings of our next courses.

There will also be some self-study elements, however, your tutor will offer advice and guidance around this.

Qualify now, pay later

  • This course is funded via an Advanced Learner Loan so you will pay no course fees upfront
  • Advanced Learner Loans can be taken out by anyone over 19 years of age (subject to eligibility) and are not credit checked
  • Repayments won’t start until you’re earning over £25,000 a year
  • If you want to study additional qualifications, you can take up to 4 loans out within your lifetime

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What you will study

Mandatory units include:

  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Monitor and maintain Health and Safety practice in the salon
  • Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues
  • Cut men’s hair to create a variety of looks
  • Cut facial hair to create a variety of looks

There is a wide range of optional units for this course which you can view on the VTCT website at

Why choose this course?

  • It is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA)
  • Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you are eligible to become a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Barber Council
  • Study at an academy close to you, in a friendly and supportive environment
  • To help you get started, you’ll be issued with a free barbering kit
  • You can study now and pay later as this course is funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.

Course costs

The cost of this course is £3,345 and is funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.

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Progress to Excellence Ltd will be exiting the apprenticeship market, with immediate effect. We will also stop offering funding for courses via Advanced Learner Loans.

All employers and learners are being notified of this situation, and where necessary, they will be supported by ourselves and the ESFA to find suitable alternative training to support their professional development.