NVQ2 Barber Qualification Course
£1899 £2100


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Full Time: 3 weeks. Monday to Friday 10:30 – 17:00

This course is ideal for individuals who have some experience cutting men’s hair and wish to become an LSB Qualified Barber in order to refine their abilities and advance the looks that they can create. The course is also a great stepping stone for persons wanting to take the LSB Masters in Barbering NVQ3 course but have not already taken an LSB Beginner NVQ2 course.

Over the course we will take you through our scissor fundamentals including sectioning, round layers and square layers. Next we focus on clipper work and fading including our standard graduated clipper cut and then progressing onto our zero-fading system. This course does not cover foil fading.

We use a practical learning approach in our barbershop academy, meaning that you will practice each technique on real clients provided to you by us. With each cut you will have a 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.

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

We provide the following that no one else can:

  • Training in a real barbershop setting on up to 60 real clients — multiple times more than any other provider.
  • Free access to the LSB Barber Jobs platform where over 1000 barbershops recruit LSB graduates.
  • Lifetime 10% Discount on all barbering equipment purchased from our partner Coolblades.

LSB qualifies over 800 barbers every year. Our results-driven training approach is PROVEN and entirely hands-on practical training. This means you won’t be spending all your time in books studying theory.

Our pro educators will be at your side at all times to supervise, build confidence, progress your skill level and deliver exceptional results. Classes are between 6 to 9 students, with students of all ages and both genders.


LSB’s NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering is an internationally recognised qualification which helps you find work not just in the UK but also abroad. NVQ barbering courses cannot be failed, as long as you put in the time and effort in, you will achieve it.

We provide support to help you find a job. We are here to help you not only learn the skills but to succeed in employment. This involves helping you build a photo portfolio of your cuts. We also give you access to our network of barbershops who recruit from our graduates. After the course, our students go on to getting jobs at barbershops, and some even have since opened their own shops and are doing well.


We are closed UK bank holidays except for Good Friday. We are also closed for the 1 week period between 23-27 December 2019.

Note: All academies are open the 30th & 31st December 2019.


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


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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 48-months. Payments consist of a deposit between 10%-50%, followed by equal monthly payments starting 30 days thereafter. The finance APR is 19.9%. Barbering equipment and learning materials can not be included in your finance. 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

To apply please select the “apply for finance of the full amount” option when booking your course on our website.

After you pay your finance deposit, 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.


This course is suitable for Hairdressers & Barbers who want to improve their barbering abilities and become an LSB Qualified Barber. You must have at least 1 years experience cutting men’s hair in a shop setting and be able to complete basic clipper and scissor cuts. It is not suitable for complete beginners.

We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas or short-term study visas and can provide housing options.

Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 461 hours 


Please bring your barbering equipment including: Wahl tapering clippers including guards, 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 (100% human hair) and clipper guards if you do not have them for your training course. You can purchase this item online at Coolblades using the links below.

Link: Male manikin head

Link: Clipper Guards — You need three guards: #0.5 (Lime), 1.5 (Plum), #5 (Yellow).

**These items are mandatory and are to be purchased from Coolblades only in order to ensure the correct standard is obtained.

  • London School of Barbering Diploma in Barbering Level 2
  • VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
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.

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