VTCT Certificate in Barbering (QCF)

barbering 4VTCT Certificate in Barbering (QCF)

The VTCT Certificate in Barbering (QCF) is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; the creative art of cutting men’s hair, the specialist work of cutting facial hair and how to offer a good consultation service for clients.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety whilst working in the barbering industry. You will also develop a knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your practical skills to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services.


Unit Code Unit Ref. Unit Title
UV20386 A/600/9065 Client consultation for hair services
UV20483 R/600/8763 Follow health and safety practice in the salon
UV20504 A/600/9146 Cut men’s hair
UV20505 T/600/9064 Cut facial hair


For practical elements you will be observed by your assessor.  All your work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence and cross referenced to requirements listed in your Assessment Book.  An Internal Verifier will check your assessments to ensure evidence is valid.  A VTCT External Verifier will sample observations and portfolios. Practical observations will be assessed as per unit listed above.  Evidence of knowledge will be assessed through assignments.

Course Duration
12 weeks

Waterford Academy: Wednesday Evenings 10am – 2pm

Start Date: 19th September 

Course Fees: €1350
Flexible monthly and weekly payment plans available.  A deposit of €350 euros required to secure your place.

10% Discount for students who have completed the Introduction to Barbering (Fees €1215)

Course eligible for government funding

Course Inclusions

  • Barbering Kit (worth €350)
  • Course Book
  • Exam and registration fees
  • Support in developing a portfolio of work

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