Wales' Leading Barber Academy

Specialising in delivering Barbering NVQ qualification in Cardiff, Wales for anyone who is serious about a barbering career—and if you are already working in hairdressing you could develop your skill to become a qualified barber. You have our expert educators on hand for help and support with a maximum of 5 students per course. Giving you a quicker response to help and guidance.

Welcome to Wales’ leading barbering academy

Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy has been based in Cardiff the capital of Wales for over 5 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.


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.

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 Vivian Singh ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I had my haircut earlier today by Keith, one of the current trainees. The cut , shampoo (and conditioner!) was done very professionally and in a non-rushed … More and careful fashion. He was diligently supervised by Lloyd who clearly has high standards. Great job by a great team. Highly recommended
  • Avatar Dean P ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Awesome barbering. Students ready to cut and you're treated to a great cut / cut throat with a professional attitude. I booked in for both and pampered … More by Zak, with fresh new cut, and spot on cut throat. Zak made sure everything was spot on, and attention to detail, with an eyebrow trim as well. Cheers 👍
  • Avatar munkit munkit ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Nice experience getting a free haircut from a trainee, but she is really good. The service and environment are great!
  • Avatar Y Lenard Lim ★★★★★ a month ago
    Had a cut with Keith this morning, who is a trainee. He was very meticulous and did a great haircut. Loved the conversations as well! Definitely a good … More experience.