7-week Non-NVQ in Barbering

Course duration: 7 weeks, Monday—Friday (9.30am—4.00pm)

Course duration:
7 weeks


This course is ideal if you do not require the NVQ qualification. We offer a fantastic foundation into barbering, focusing purely on practical cutting. Ideal for makeup artist, hairdressers or if you just wish to learn a range of barbering skills. There is no theory or written work.

Thomas Lloyd can help you achieve your barbering goals. You will also learn the art of cut-throat wet shaving. This isn’t included on a lot of courses.

When training with Thomas Lloyd you will receive the highest standard of training improving your barbering skills.

Course layout

Week 1-2: 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.
  • Develop an understanding of the NVQ process
  • Completion of written coursework

Week 3-7: 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

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Course enquiry

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