Established since 2016

7-week NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering for Hairdressers

Course duration:
7 weeks, Monday—Friday

This course is only suitable for Hairdressers with a minimum of 1 years’ experience. You must hold a NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing. A copy of the certificate must be given.

Established since 2016 as Wales first and leading barbering academy, we have trained hundreds of students from around the world (Australia, Canada, Italy and Lebanon to name but a few). 

We provide advice and guidance on how to obtain a job in the barbering industry, and as a result have helped hundreds of students gain employment after completing our courses. 

We share a wealth of industry knowledge and insights with our students, and through our contacts, we are fully aware of what employers are looking for.

We can help you build a social media profile to showcase your work and get potential employers interested in you.

We provide small supportive classes with a maximum 5 students. This enables a safe space for training, more one to one guidance and easy access to tutors.

Our primary focus is the practical element of the course and you will begin cutting on day 2.

We deliver the course in a live barbershop environment and due to our relationship with students and the wider community, we have an abundance of models for you to train on a variety of different hair types.

If you would like to learn more about training with us, read our testimonial page where you will hear more about training with us through real life information, examples and lived experiences. 

Finance available
(spread the cost)

One-to-one Training

One-to-one training

Live Barbershop Experience

Busy LIVE barbershop in a real environment

Free Haircuts

All educators work in the industry

All Styles & Textures Haircuts

Abundance of models supplied (all hair types)

Practical Training

Superior practical training

Hot towel wet shaving

Active Barbers

Skin fading, beard sculpting and razor work

Tips on how to create social media profiles and photography to stand out to potential employers.

Course Overview

When training with us you will receive the highest standard of training. The training provided goes far beyond the regular 7-week NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering for Hairdressers, our course includes the following:

  • Meet your fellow students
  • Allocation of barbering kit
  • Health & Safety
  • Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp
  • Consultation with clients
  • Practice cutting and learn barbering techniques on training head blocks
  • Cutting techniques – modern, classic and long hair
  • Observe regular demonstrations on live models
  • Learn the art of hot towel wet shaving and skin fading
  • Develop an understanding of the NVQ process
  • Completion of written coursework
  • Move from training head blocks to live models
  • One to one support provided by academy staff to help build confidence
  • Carry out various barbering techniques in a live barbershop environment, 
  • Scissor over comb, clipper over comb, texturising, layering, head and face shape
  • Clipper work covering all grades
  • Fading – Skin fades, 0 fades, 0.5 fades
  • Tapering
  • Full treatment hot towel wet shave
  • Beard and moustache trimming
  • Advanced cutting styles
  • Style and finishing techniques
  • Continue cutting services on live models
  • Finalise the NVQ Process
  • Begin the search for employment with support and direction from academy staff
  • Focus on fine tuning cutting skills and techniques to become job ready
  • Social media and photography

Course Availability

Please fill in our contact form or call us for the next course availability and price.

Course enquiry

Get in touch with us for course availability and price at 029 2023 6703, or contact us by filling in the form below.


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