Barbering (VTCT) Diploma Level 3 (Fast Track)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This course is designed to enhance your skill base gained at Level 2, 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 salon environment as well as attend theory classes and complete written work and e-assessments. You will be provided with up to date training in new technology and techniques using professional products. Edinburgh College is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Wella; one of only two Scottish colleges with this professional recognition. Training at Edinburgh College will enhance your employability prospects as we have an exceptional standard of facilities and highly qualified lecturers. This award is recognised within the industry as qualifying you as a barber.

Course includes:
Providing consultation services; Creative cutting; Shaving services; Planning promotional events; Financial effectiveness of the business.

Entry Requirements

SVQ Barbering or Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5. You must be currently working in the barbering or hairdressing industry. You will be invited for interview which will include a practical trade test and written task.

Start Date





Level 3

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

20 weeks


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level