Wales' Leading Barber Academy

Established since 2016, Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy Cardiff is the leader in delivering fast track VTCT approved NVQ barbering qualifications in Wales. For anyone who is serious about a barbering career, or if you are already working in hairdressing, you could develop your skills to become a qualified barber. As Wales’ leading barbering academy we never compromise on quality. You will have our expert educators with 20+years experience on hand for help and support throughout the duration of the course. We enrol a maximum of 5 students per course, giving you the most supportive environment to develop into a barber of the future. 

Welcome to Wales’ leading barbering academy

Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy has been based in Cardiff the capital of Wales for over 6 years. We can offer you the fastest way to start a new career as a qualified barber.

Our Academy is a VTCT approved centre which is a worldwide recognised qualification. In just 9 weeks you can obtain your NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering.

We have an exceptional NVQ pass rate. Our training is delivered in small class sizes, with a maximum of 5 students per course in a live barbershop environment. We have an abundance of live models. This ensures that you will be able to train on a variety of different hair types.

We also keep NVQ theory in the academy to a minimum giving you more practical cutting time. We encourage you to read some of our fantastic testimonials from past students about their time and experiences in the academy.

Student Testimonials

Here are some of our past students who explain what it’s like to train with us, and why they chose Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy.

Video Testimonials

Becky Lingham
9-week NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Ben Elliott
9-week NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

What you can expect from us

Small Class Size

Small class sizes – Maximum of 5 students per course

One-to-one Training

One-to-one training

Live Barbershop Experience

Live barbershop experience

Active Barbers

All educators are active barbers

Models Supplied

Models supplied (all hair types)

Practical Training

Superior practical training

Google Reviews

  • Avatar Prashen Pillay
    Probably the best haircut I've had in years. I've been coming here for a very long time. Always professional, never had a bad experience. Chris … More and Gary were great today.
    ★★★★★ a week ago
  • Avatar Michael Rowarth
    Fantastic staff and the student who cut my hair was great, very friendly and precise. I was very pleased with my haircut, plus its free! I would highly … More recommend to anyone wanting an amazing haircut, but are more than a happy to wait just that little bit longer, as the students are training and still learning.
    ★★★★★ a month ago
  • Avatar Tomos Topps
    Great service. Had my haircut by Ryan and I was very happy with the job he did. All the students had excellent support from the mentor and he was keeping … More a close eye on all of them. I'll definetely be going back and I would recommend this place to everyone.
    ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
  • Avatar Ronnie Quinn
    I was a student at the academy in the summer and my course was amazing! I asked the academy to come and do one of their day training courses in my barbershop … More and it was AMAZING! Christian is super attentive, knowledgeable and gets involved in the shop 100%. I am so much more confident after my one to one beard training day & excited to get started on them! We covered different styles, face shapes and what’s on trend at the moment along with client consultation and beard products! I am so pleased with the training I had☺️ Thanks so much guys!
    ★★★★★ 3 months ago