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 Dean P ★★★★★ a week 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 Kieran Coates ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Had my hair cut by Jay earlier today and he did an absolute amazing job. Such a polite and friendly guy with amazing customer service. Will make a cracking … More barber in the future and would definitely recommend using the academy for getting a hair cut
  • Avatar Joel Murphy ★★★★★ a month ago
    Had a lovely chat with Le(e/igh?) this morning and he did a great job of my fade haircut and fixing my lockdown haircuts. Will definitely visit again! … More Thanks guys
  • Avatar Oli Ford ★★★★★ in the last week
    Thanks Darragh!
    Had a brilliant experience and cut at Thomas Lloyd Barbering today!
    Great cut and great atmosphere. Absolute 5 star.
    My cut was done
    … More by Darragh who is in his 5th of his 9 week course here.
    He told me he was thoroughly enjoying it though you could tell that anyway. He was really friendly, interactive and I was really impressed with my haircut and how he looked after me. I showed him a photo of the sort of thing I wanted and my haircut actually now looks better than the photo I originally showed him!
    My hair was finished to a really high standard with lots of care and attention taken. There was the perfect balance between letting him get on with it but also the course leaders being readily on hand to advise/assist if needed.
    Highly recommend and thank you again!