Advanced NVQ Level 3 Barbering Course


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Fee: £1840 including VAT

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

Next Available date in London, Farringdon 20 August 2018 (Only 3 spaces left!)

Part Time: 15 weeks – Monday & Tuesday 18:00 – 21:00

This master’s course is our most advanced course. It is designed to bring barbers and stylists to the senior level. The main topics covered on the course include cutthroat wet shaving, advanced men’s haircuts and styles, and producing haircuts for stage work.

The course uses our unique hands-on approach to training – you will complete all haircuts on clients provided by the academy. With each service you will have our pro trainer at your side giving direct feedback and support. We will also use trainer demonstrations to break down advanced cutting methods so that you master the core LSB way of cutting hair including graduated cuts, short skin fades and creative cuts.

The course covers the following advanced aspects of barbering:

  • Creating a range of popular advanced hair styles: We will push you creatively to think outside the box on how to combine different skills and techniques to produce a unique style that is personal to you as a men’s stylist. You will use advanced clipper, fading and scissor techniques.
  • Reducing speed while still producing a quality haircut: We will teach you to produce a fantastic haircut in an industry standard time through use of time saving techniques and better understanding of how to structure a haircut from start to finish.
  • Execute cutthroat wet shaving & beard trimming services: We will teach you the art of grooming facial hair, whether a full-grown beard or a full-face shave. You will understand all the required steps and abide by the current hygiene standards.
  • Advanced customer service, client care and consultation: We will teach you proper etiquette to make your service more than just a haircut, so that you can maximise your client retention.
  • Stage work and presentation: At the end of your course you will present a fully styled model. We will help you with the preparation to build a theme, determine suitable clothing to style with, and of course match the haircut to the theme. This is great preparation for real stage work.


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:


You can receive a 5% discount off your course if you book your course 3 or more months in advance. To receive 5% off your course please email and request a voucher code, you will need to provide us with the name of the course you would like to take, along with the course start date & location. You will be given a code to apply at checkout, the code will expire within 24 hours and will only apply to courses starting 3 or more months in advance. This discount only applies to courses held in our London academies.


Get 5% off all 2018 courses in Manchester to celebrate the opening of our great new academy. Apply the code MANCHESTER2018 to your online basket at checkout. Offer can not be combined with the Early Bird Discount.


Please use the BOOK NOW button on this page to book your space on the course. We will then send you a welcome email within 1 business day.

If you pay by deposit then we will include an invoice for your remaining payment balance, which 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 are closed UK bank holiday Mondays and are open on Good Friday. We are also closed for the week between Christmas and New Years, and this week is added back onto all course end dates to ensure that no training is missed.


October 2017

I’m over whelmed with the experience I have shared with LSB.

The teaching methods with Pan and Henry were amazing!

I learnt so much in three weeks than I had in a year as well as any hair show I have attended.

The staff did an excellent job of keeping the atmosphere positive and loving with structure!

I’m looking forward to spending the future with LSB in the US & possibly in London.

Love Ya!



October 2017

Outstanding, learnt a lot of different ways to section, texture, over-direct the hair to get different variety, length and volume as you style your client.

Great educators, lovely environment and great place to learn how to become a barber.

Have and still recommend to anyone interested.

Jay Yu

October 2017

It was a great experience at LSB.

The educators were very nice and they took good care of us.

We learnt skills such as fading, patterns and styling.

I love this academy.

We’re a family.


September 2017

I enjoyed the course in some aspects wish I took the level 2,

as I didn’t take the Level 2 here and felt my scissor work wasn’t up to scratch,

however Pan and Henry helped me find my confidence with this.


September 2017

Fantastic, learnt a lot.

Gained skills, confidence and professionalism.

Thanks to ALL the educators,

they are the real asset,

I have learnt a lot from each of them.


August 2017

The whole course was a fantastic learning journey for me.

Pan is an excellent tutor,

he changed my thinking into how I can improve on a haircut,

his words as well as his practical teaching skills are a visual landscape,

tapping in to all your learning senses.

The shaving was really good, one of the best teachers I have come across.

Apart from my nerves from holding my razor,

I felt that I could be confident in carrying out a shave.

All staff were helpful and friendly,

I look forward to doing another course in the future.



August 2017

I chose this course because I wanted to improve my skills to a higher level.

This course gave me new skills that I can bring to my salon.

Now I know what i’m doing every in step for every haircut.

I’m feeling more inspired and I found a passion for my job again.

Thank you Pan.


August 2017

Very nice experience.

A lot of new information from fundamentals to small tips.

Very inspiring and helpful.

Pan showed a giant amount of knowledge, experience and passion for his job.


June 2017

Achieved what I wanted to.

Teachers were excellent,

really enthusiastic about what they are teaching.

Tailored teaching to improve on individual weaknesses.

Great job LSB!!!


June 2017


The amount of achievements i’ve gained in 3 weeks is phenomenal.


June 2017

Best barber course experience I ever did in my life.

Really satisfied with the results and everything I have experienced his past three weeks.

Thank you,

this moment is definitely going to be marked for the rest of my life and my career.


June 2017

Had an amazing time on this course,

just wish it lasted longer because I was enjoying it so much!

All of the staff were so welcoming!

Can’t wait to go back to the salon and use my new skills.


June 2017

Excellent course, learnt a lot.

Outstanding teaching, superb teachers.

Improved my haircuts magnificently.

I got more confident with full wet shaves.

Will recommend this course.

Thank you.


June 2017


Feel like I have improved my skills since starting my level 3,

I have also gained more confidence.


June 2017

I really enjoyed my course.

My teachers (Henry and Panos) they are fabulous.

Thank you.


May 2017

I absolutely loved it!

Feel really inspired, I learnt loads & wish I could do it all over again because it was fun,

challenging but fun! 🙂


May 2017

I feel i’ve been taken from zero to hero.

Everybody “educator and staff” are very helpful and patient.

Well Done.


May 2017

I loved it! So sad I’m leaving, loved everything about the course.

Learnt so much and couldn’t thank Pan and Amir enough.

Such a fun experience.




April 2017

I want to do more!

Think of creative cutting or something!




April 2017

Very helpful with cutting skills techniques.

Has improved my knowledge in barbering.

Thank you so much.


April 2017

Really enjoyable course.

Teachers are very passionate about what they do.


April 2017

The experience was incredible.

I learned so much from the incredibly knowledgable tutors. They were so kind and helpful.

I would 100% recommend anyone I know to do the course.


March 2017

Pan’s teaching and man management were first class.

I have learnt new techniques whilst improving existing techniques.


March 2017

Enjoyed it, was intense towards the end but Pan’s teaching and personality really made the course enjoyable and it was such a good feeling of learning a technique in such a relaxed manner.

My haircuts have improved majorly since the 9 week course.


March 2017

Coming straight from level 2, I knew what to expect, once again the teaching was amazing.

Special shoutout to Pan for answering every question I had and teaching me new techniques. Cheers!


March 2017

Teachers are passionate about what they do which rubs off on you. They explain everything in depth which makes your learning experience so easy.

You graduate from the course confident in the knowledge that you will be on your way to a great career.

Well done guys.


February 2017

I came from Brazil to take this course.

It was an amazing experience for me. I learned a lot of new techniques.

The instructor helped me with the difficulty if the language in all the time.

I’m grateful for this great experience!!


February 2017

Both NVQ2 and the NVQ3 were worth coming here from the USA.

The instructors were great, I’m certain . I tested their patience, as their perpetual problem child. But I feel I’ve learned a lot and understand more than I initially started with, and that is what I need.

In time I will improve more and I know what the standards should be thanks to your course.

Pav, Henry, Pan and Michael are great instructors, thank you for your time and patience with me…


January 2017

The course has given me huge confidence it has equally improved both my scissor work, and clipper work. The standard of my haircuts is now so much higher I feel confident in entering a barber shop for paid work.

Henry and Jordan’s skill set is amazing and has enabled me to deliver a great standard.



January 2017

Truly outstanding have loved every minute of my time here at LSB, given me confidence. Which others outside have noticed. Kind of disappointed its come to an end.


January 2017

Fantastic course, loved every second, thank you!

Please adopt me!!


November 2016

Amazing experience, thoroughly enjoyed my time here whilst improving! Been pushed out of my comfort zone which has furthered my skill set massively all thanks to Henry and Pav.


November 2016

I’ve gone from not cutting hair for a year, back into feeling it again. You all have pushed me, been honest, truthful and helped build my confidence up into feeling like I can go out there and find myself a job now. You’ve helped me build my confidence from rock bottom, back up to starting to believe in myself again. Trust me this is now the start of my new career! Thank you all so very much. I’ll keep in touch.


October 2016

The course was absolutely amazing. I learned so much, pushed and excelled skills and have got myself into an even better job. Would recommend to everyone. Thanks for everything! x


October 2016

I have had an amazing weeks learning new skills and redefining old ones. I enjoyed breaking down hair cuts and breaking down some ‘bad hair dresser habits’. I also liked the fun welcome vibe the educators gave!

Thanks boys its been GREAT!


September 2016

Being my second time back I was more than impressed by the standard of teaching and how enjoyable Henry and the others made my time here, it was like coming home.


September 2016

It’s very fun! and very good skills, Im Japanese, but it was fun.

Thank you very much!


August 2016

Fantastic, learn’t loads Henry is an amazing educator. Top Lad!!


June 2016

It was the best experience in the barber business of my life. Thank you all for everything. I learned a lot. You gave me everything I needed to be a better barber.


April 2016

Really loved my course here, I didn’t know what to expect when I booked but was than happy with the fun informal way of learning. I now have much more confidence and a better knowledge of how to approach hair cuts.


March 2016

Incredible. I have learnt so much in these 3 weeks. The educators, I couldn’t ask for more. I have 100% become a better barber and my knowledge of hair has certainly improved too. I have enjoyed every minute of it and would definitely recommend anyone who is wanting to become a barber, to go on this course at LSB. Every aspect of haircutting I have been taught I really cant wait to use once I get back working in the shop. Not only have I learnt so much I have had so much fun doing so. I can’t thank the LSB team enough, Before coming here my scissor skills was something I needed to improve and I am finishing the course with being comfortable at using scissors in the correct way and being a better barber at using them. Also coming away being able to give a traditional cut throat shave, I am super happy about and can’t wait to give it a go in the shop and adding it to my service. A big thank you to everyone at London School of Barbering.


March 2016

Fantastic, I am ex student and the standard of the school is excellent. This is what made me come back to do a level 3. I will recommend anyone to come here in the future. I would love to work for LSB!! Many thanks to everyone.

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Barbers and hairdressers with 1 or more years’ experience working in a busy shop, or individuals who have graduated from our Level 2 Diploma in barbering course.

  • London School of Barbering Masters Qualification
  • ITEC Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

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 have 1 female manikin head (100% human hair), clipper guards, a foil shaver and a 16mm styling brush for your training course. You can purchase these items online at Coolblades using the links below.

Link>>> Manikin head, medium standard

Link>>> Wahl Finale Foils

Link>>> 16mm Ceramic Styling Brush

Link>>> Clipper Guards

You need to have —#0.5 (Lime), 1.5 (Plum), #5 (Yellow) Please note, these guards are part of the LSB full barbering kit, if you have purchased this kit, you do not need to purchase these guards again.

**This kit and items are mandatory and are to be purchased from our supplier only in order to ensure the correct standard is obtained.


I have never cut hair, can I take this course?

You must currently be cutting hair as a barber or hairdresser in a busy shop environment in order to enrol. Individuals with zero experience should take our masters course for beginners:

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 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.

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