Course 3

Full Time NVQ Level 2 Course


This is the most thorough and popular barbering course available in the market. You will graduate cutting hair at a premium standard well above the NVQ level so that you can work immediately in a shop upon graduation. You will execute advanced hair styles outside of an NVQ2 standard, like zero-fades and razor touch-ups.

More than just a Barber Course

You will learn so much more than just becoming a barber on one of our courses, we train in small groups of around 6-8 students meaning you get the full attention of one of our award winning barber tutors throughout your course. Unlike other academies we operate a number of barber shops this means that we remain current with industry trends and our tutors spend regular time working alongside our barbers to ensure we are able to provide the most up to date practical training

Practical Approach

You will work on a training head for the first two days of the course followed by three further days on live models.

Note: This is a foundation barbering course. You will need to attend more advanced courses to become job ready.

Tools & Equipment

You may wish to purchase a kit prior to starting your course so you have everything you need. A full kit list is available to purchase. We have student kits available for you to use throughout the duration of your course, you will be required to sign a declaration of the kit you have received agreeing to replace any damaged or missing items.

Practical Training Approach

This course is predominantly practical based meaning you will not get caught up with tons of theory work, in fact you will be working on 100-150 live models throughout your training supplied by the academy. 

With our experienced and creative tutors by your side at all times this will help give you the confidence to be able to complete any haircut to a high standard from the pompadour/quiff through to the more challenging zero fade.

Course Content

  • Classic & Creative Cutting
  • Scissor Work | Scissor Over Comb
  • Clipper work |Clipper Over Comb
  • Fading & Blending
  • AB 15 minute Fade
  • Styling and Finishing
  • Beards and Shape Ups
  • Patterns
  • Client Consultation
  • Cut Throat Shaving
  • Product Knowledge
  • Trade Secrets

Course Timings

Monday – Friday  10am-6.00pm

To book simply submit the Contact Page form to confirm a start date

A deposit of £250 is required to reserve place. The balance balance will be required 1 week before your course start date.

Once we have received your booking we will send you a confirmation email with all the details as well as information on how to find us.

Job Support

We encourage you to build your own portfolio whilst you are with us on Instagram or other social media so that when you finish your course you are able to show prospective employers what you can do, probably the best CV they could ask for! We have a number of barber shops on our database that contact looking to recruit newly qualified barbers as they know that you will be at the top of your game when you complete your course. We encourage you to engage with these employers and can even prepare you for an interview if required.

NVQ Level 2 Barbering Course

From Beginner to Qualified
£ 3,500
  • 0% Finance Available on all Courses

We offer Finance Options

Looking to spread the cost of our amazing courses? With Kandoo you can do exactly that. With Kandoo you can start your course without having to pay up front straight away. Click the logo opposite to be taken through to the application page

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