Diploma in Barbering, NVQ2 – Experienced – 2wk

Mon-Fri 10:30-17:00 / £1540 including VAT


Suitability: Hairdressers & Barbers with 1 or more years experience in cutting men’s hair, including the use of clippers. It is not suitable for complete beginners. We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas and can provide housing options. This hands-on course is ideal for individuals wishing to learn the core LSB fundamentals of clipper work and scissor work on men’s hairstyles.

Content: Clipper work, fading, scissor work and styling.

Format: Educator demos combined with our unique hands-on barbershop approach by providing you an abundance of clients for cutting practice (up to 40 clients in total).

Goals: Create mens hairstyles with clippers & scissors.

Location: St Pauls-Farringdon Academy

Duration: 2 weeks full-time


Monday to Friday, 10:30-17:00

  • 13 March 2017 (Sold Out)
  • 24 April 2017 (Sold Out)
  • 5 June 2017 (2 Spaces Left)
  • 10 July 2017 (4 Spaces Left)
  • 14 August 2017 (4 Spaces Left)


  • London School of Barbering Diploma in Barbering Level 2
  • ITEC Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering


This course is ideal for individuals who have some experience cutting men’s hair, but they wish to refine their abilities and advance the looks that they can create.

  • In the first week we will take you through our scissor fundamentals in cutting longer hair, including sectioning, round layers, and square layers. We then will provide you clients to practice these cuts on. With each cut you will have our pro trainer at your side giving direct feedback and support. You also will be provided educator demonstrations to break down our methods into easily learnable steps.
  • In the second week we will focus on clipper work and fading. We begin by showing you our standard graduated clipper cut. Thereafter we progress into teaching you our zero-fading system, helping you deconstruct each step. Next it’s onto real clients, where you will have the chance to practice these steps and master the technique.

Throughout the course we will assess you on all haircuts. You will achieve through assessment 2 different qualifications on the course: the first is the ITEC Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering, and the second is the LSB Diploma in Barbering Level 2 certificate.



What equipment do I need to bring?

You will need tapering clippers, trimming clippers, scissors and combs. If you have these additional items then kindly bring them: neck brush, blow dryer, water spray. You also will be supplied a male manikin head to practice the LSB fundamentals.

Can you recommended any hotels?

If seeking accommodation then please consider the London Central City Travelodge at £150 per night which is near the Academy:

I live overseas. Can I take your course?

Yes all foreigners are welcome to take our courses. The course is taught in English, so it is best that you have a basic understanding of spoken and written English.

How many students are there per group?

We limit each class size to 4 to 5 students. This ensures that you have lots of 1-on-1 support from the trainers and gain the expertise that makes you a great shaver for your salon.

What are the license requirements to legally work in London as a barber? Do my hours from the U.S. transfer?

Each state has its own process to recognise hours earned overseas. We’ve had a strong track record of Americans training with us and receiving reciprocity for their hours. The process typically entails the learner completing a form for their state board after training with LSB, and LSB provides a letter of reference confirming their hours and modules covered.



Great interaction with all learners.

Very informative, great systems for cutting and fading.

Very happy with course and educators.

Overall excellent experience would highly recommend.

Will return for future courses.


Amazing! Loved every second, educators were amazing, best course I’ve been on.

Pan and Amir helped me to learn to the best of my ability 100%.


It has been a great experience to learn new skills.

The tutors did a great job by providing good teachings.

I would refer anyone wanting to join and do barbering.

Thank you very much! Well done!


Fantastic experience that has brought my barbering techniques far higher than I expected.

Tuition was at a very high standard with shed loads of knowledge and techniques.

Both Amir and Panos were really passionate in teaching their skills to our group.

Thanks for having me.


It was the best experience I ever had. Great people to work with, the teachers have helped me a lot and improved my skills.

Great team to work and I don’t have enough words to describe how good the teachers are.

I have made the best choice in my whole career for choosing this course.

Many thanks.


February 2017

Was really good, have learnt a lot from this. Will be looking at new salons.

Thank you so much will be coming back to do my level 3.


February 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Educators attention to detail encouraged precision


February 2017


Learnt so many tips and techniques to make my work the best it possibly could.

Would love to come back and do level 3


February 2017

It was great. Been on a few courses but this was the best.

great tutors.

Really enjoyed it.

Learnt so much, can’t wait to get home and start working on the things I have learnt.


November 2016

Great organisation and everyone that works here is lovely and very professional. Henry is a banging teacher! He’s very methodical and challenges you as you progress. He’s also a bit nuts which is great.


October 2016

Excellent! I will come back for the level 3 course.


September 2016

The course satisfied me 100% I have learned all the skills that I wanted to learn. The size of the course was perfect too, with no more than 5 people. All the teachers were super friendly but professional . The training was on point and their skills are insane. Thank you so much for letting me be apart of this. Take care.


September 2016

Amazing!! I was only meant to be doing the first week but was so happy with the knowledge of the educators and the way the course was ran, that I completed a second week. Thank you.


September 2016

My experience was amazing! All the teachers were friendly and supportive. I have learnt so much in the 2 weeks I was there and did not regret doing the course at all. I would highly recommend LSB to anyone and I feel so much more confident with my barbering now! Thank you so much!




August 2016

It was a great experience overall. I just wish I had done this earlier in life. Great educators, very friendly, helpful, they pay attention to your skills and turn you into a better barber. Thanks a ton.


June 2016

I loved it. Very helpful and a better standard has been set. I have loved it. Cheers Loads.


April 2016

The experience I had has been outstanding. The knowledge and confidence I have gained in such a short space of time has been incredible. The teachers expectations are high which pushes you to achieve far more than you believe you can. The skill of the educators is fantastic. I have attended courses before where the educators have great skills, but are not necessarily able to communicate them well to students. This is not the case at the LSB. They have a fantastic way of teaching which makes it easy for students to learn in a relaxed, comfortable, supportive environment. I feel that the skills I have learned have boosted my confidence and will provide me with the tools I need to progress my career in the future.

Thanks guys, you are amazing!!!


April 2016

Absolutely loved it! Henry our educator was spot on. explained everything thorough and I understood everything he was explaining. I would recommend highly to anyone for training and as a client awesome!


January 2016

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The amount I learned in one week here is mind blowing. Following the techniques Henry taught us make so much more sense and has made me a confident barber! I’m sad this is my last day. Thank you for this opportunity. It has changed the way I view barbering in the best way possible.


December 2015

It was the greatest experience of my barbering life. I had friendly teachers to get instructions and got lots of new techniques. Thanks a lot. I will definitely do the next step with this academy.


October 2015

I have loved this course. Stell has been informative, educational, polite, friendly and has managed his time between us well. Clipper Skills: All the techniques and processes that I was hoping to learn have been covered in depth. The flow of clients to mirror a real barber experience has been a very helpful tool. Shaving: Has been covered thoroughly. The processes in place has given me the structure I need to be able to continue this with confidence.


September 2015

Overall, it was outstanding. The tutors were very helpful and genuine, they go beyond in order for us pupils to get a better grasp of the technical overview. I think I can say that I got more than what I expected.


September 2015

It was great, I knew lots of the basics from the past, but needed to upgrade and re-fresh really, my weakness was cut throat razoring, but now that I know the method, I just need to keep practising, to get better. The environment and staff was A-class and can’t be faulted.


July 2015

I feel I have learnt a lot from the combo course, the teaching and guidance at LSB has been great, with a relaxed and comfortable learning atmosphere. I would not hesitate to recommend LSB to others.


May 2015

A fantastic experience, inspiring and motivating. Lots to take back to the salon. New ideas to try out and lots to practice. Stell was an exceptional educator, making everything easy to understand and follow. He has amazing patience! A brilliant week out of my comfort zone – I would definitely recommend this course to others.


May 2015

My course experience was excellent. I feel I learned what I came here for. I was taken well out of my comfort zone whcih is what I think a good course should do mainly.

Payment Options

Booking your course, without financing

Please use the red BOOK NOW button on this page to book your course without any financing.

After booking you will receive a welcome email within 1 business day, in which we will include course materials and housing options. You also need a professional barbering kit for your course which we can supply at a trade price of £300, but you are also welcome to source it yourself at the retail price of £450.

Booking your course, using financing instalments (UK residents only)

We are happy to offer the ability to pay for your course in instalments over a 24-month period. To qualify, you or the applicant representing you must meet the following minimum requirements, otherwise you will be automatically declined:

  • a source of income
  • 21 years or older
  • UK resident or citizen

Payments consist of a deposit of either 10% or 50%, followed by 24 equal monthly payments starting within 30 days. The interest rate (APR) on the financing is 14.9%, which equates to £48.44 per month for every £1000 borrowed. You also can include the barbering equipment kit in the financing if you wish.

To apply, email the following information to admin@londonschoolofbarbering.com

  • course name
  • desired course start date
  • name
  • mobile number
  • email address
  • deposit percentage (10% or 50%)
  • equipment (include or exclude)

After sending this information, you will be emailed an application within 1 business day. If you are approved then your deposit will be taken immediately and the remaining monthly payments will start 30 days thereafter.

Financing can only be applied to courses starting 14 days or more in advance.

Payment methods

  • bank transfer (non-UK transfers please add a £15 international transfer fee to cover your bank charges)
  • cash
  • credit/debit card/paypal (adds a 3% processing fee)
  • financing instalments
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