Established since 2016

9-week NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Course duration: 9 weeks, Monday—Friday (9.30am—4.00pm)

Course duration:
9 weeks


By far our most popular barber course to date at Thomas Lloyd. This barbering course is ideal for beginners with no experience in barbering or if you have limited barbering skills.

Thomas Lloyd can help you achieve your NVQ Level 2 in Barbering and learn the art of cut-throat wet shaving, skin fading and get job ready with in a 9-week time frame.

When training with Thomas Lloyd you will receive the highest standard of training. The training provided goes far beyond the regular 9-week NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering, our course includes the following:

Course layout

Week 1-3: Introduction to Barbering

  • 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

Week 4-8: Live client work

  • 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

Final Week of the Course

  • 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

Schedule for next course date:

Please enquire for the next available course dates.

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.