Advanced NVQ2 Barber Training Course

Full Time, Daytime: 2 Weeks - £1540 including VAT - £100 deposit to reserve a space
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Fee: £1540 including VAT

Full Time: 2 weeks. Monday to Friday 10:30 – 17:15

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.


London St. Pauls-Farringdon academy


We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas and can provide housing options. If you are from a country that is part of the European Union then you likely will be able to travel to the UK without obtaining a separate visa. If you are from outside of the EU then you will need to apply for a tourist travel visa form the UK government, which you can do here: www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa


Book your course 3 months or more in advance and we’ll automatically apply this discount to your invoice. We sell out quickly because no other trainer uses our proven hands-on approach – our training is the best. Book your place now.


Please use the BOOK NOW button on this page to pay a non-refundable deposit that reserves your space on the course.

We will then send you a welcome email within 1 business day and an invoice for your remaining payment balance. This payment is due no later than 3 WEEKS before your first day of training at the academy (4 weeks if paying via international bank transfer), otherwise you risk forfeiting your space on the course. Courses booked just prior to their start will have fees due within 3 business days. We accept payments via bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash deposit at the bank.


Full time, 2 weeks, Monday to Friday, 10:30-17:00

  • 19 February 2018 (Sold Out)
  • 12 March 2018 (Sold Out)
  • 6 August 2018 (4 Spaces Left)
  • 08 October 2018 (5 Spaces Left)
  • 10 December 2018 (6 Spaces Left)


It was an amazing experience, came here and got what I came for.

I learnt what i’ve been doing and why and how to do it right.

I had an amazing teacher who was helpful and nice, he was always ready to help correct our mistakes.

I made new friends so yes this was the best experience i’ve had in my barbering life.



October 2017

Brilliant, leaving feeling 100% more confident in cutting mens hair.

All educators are so helpful and approachable but I got to give Amir the credit for getting me through it!

Would and will go out and totally recommend it to everyone wanting to barber.

Absolutely loved it.

Thank you.


August 2017

This course is just what I needed and I wouldn’t change a single thing we did.

Amir was an amazing educator, definitely made a friend,

and I will definitely be back for my level 3 very soon.

Thanks LSB xxx


July 2017

The course was outstanding.

Pan and Amir strive for perfection,

simplifying their teaching which makes so much difference,

answering questions as we go along and not moving on until everyone in the session was all on the same page.

Nobody felt held back or was being left behind.

My two weeks have been real motivation and passion for my trade.

The team are friendly, fun and really lovely people.

The students are also lovely.

Thank you,

Mel xxxx


July 2017


Had a great week with Amir in the first week,

very well taught on the second week.

Very slow Mon/Tues until Panos picked us up,

and showed us his magic & had me skin fading in 3 days!!!

And thanks to Amir I could match the top to the fade.

Thanks guys.


June 2017

Course was great.

I learnt more in two weeks than a year at college.

Can not praise Amir and Pan enough for the way they teach.

Also great atmosphere everyday in the shop.


June 2017

This course was beyond my expectations.

I felt supported and was pushed to achieve my full potential.

Thanks Pan and Amir!

Absolute legends.


May 2017

I literally don’t want to leave. I feel like my confidence has been built up every day.

The teaching is incredible, so supportive and informative.

I didn’t think I would feel as accomplished as I do after two weeks.


May 2017

Amazing!!!! Will leave loaded with lots of information to begin new career.

I would highly recommend.


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.

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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.

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

Please bring your barbering equipment including: Wahl tapering clippers, trimming clippers, scissors, combs, neck brush, hair dryer and water spray. We require that you use Wahl tapering clippers on this course.

You must purchase 1 male manikin head and the 2 LSB textbooks for your training course. You can purchase this item online at Coolblades or alternatively at the academy on day 1.

Link>>> Male manikin head

Link>>> LSB Fundamentals Diagram Booklet

Link>>> LSB Step-by-Step Diagram Booklet

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 6 students. This ensures that you have lots of 1-on-1 support from the trainers.

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.


Booking your course with financing instalments (UK residents only)

We are happy to offer the ability to pay for your course in instalments for up to 36-months. Payments consist of a minimum deposit of 10%, followed by equal monthly payments starting 30 days thereafter. The finance APR is 19.9%. You can include the costs of barbering equipment and textbooks within the financing should you wish. Financing can only be applied to courses starting 14 days or more in advance.

To qualify, you or the applicant representing you must meet the following minimum requirements, otherwise you will be automatically declined:

  • a source of income
  • working at least 16 hours per week
  • 18 years or older
  • UK resident or citizen

Apply by phone on 0207 404 0998 and receive a decision within 5 minutes. Please have with you 3 years’ address history. If approved, then you will need to pay your deposit online via a payment link with a credit or debit card, and the remaining monthly payments will start 30 days thereafter via direct debit. Your space on the course is reserved only after you make the initial deposit payment, after which you will receive our welcome email within 1 business day.

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