• Age group19+
  • Duration30 weeks
  • Awarding bodyCity and Guilds


This course is designed for experienced hair stylists / experienced barbers wishing to develop their skills in specialist areas.

Whilst on the programme it is desirable that you are working in a salon.

You will attend College one day a week for 6 hours.

Course Information

Download PDF

For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Provide Client Consultation Services
  • Creatively Cut Hair Using a Combination of Barbering Techniques
  • Design and Create a Range of Facial Hair Shapes
  • Provide Shaving Services
  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Perming Men's Hair
  • Develop and Enhance your Creative Hairdressing Skills
  • Contribute to the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Promotional Activities.

You will study 1 day per week and this possibly may include a night class.

Specific days will be advised at your interview.

Entry requirements

It is advised that you are already employed within a suitable hairdressing salon / barbers and must hold an NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Barbering qualification.

You must also have a successful interview with the hairdressing/barbering team and a good reference.

You can progress into employment or further study.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.

However, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to fund all or part of the fee. For information on Advanced Learning Loans go to www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/
Please note any fee shown excludes any additional costs to learners for any necessary equipment, materials, uniforms or any visit/residential that learners are required to participate in.


Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form to apply for A Levels, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. You only need to apply once for A Level programmes. After receiving your application form you will be invited to attend an informal interview where you will have a chance to discuss which specific A Level subjects you would like to enrol on.


If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

To find out more about jobs in your local area, please visit Career Coach.

Diploma in Barbering - Level 3

Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.