Diploma In Barbering

NVQ2 Barber Training Course - £3980

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After your booking is made, we will send you a welcome email within 1 business day. If you choose to pay a 10% upfront deposit, then your remaining balance 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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Full Time: 9 weeks – Monday to Friday 10:30 – 17:00
Part Time: 28 weeks – Mon & Tues 18:00 – 21:00

This is the most thorough and popular barbering course available in the market.

You will graduate cutting hair at a premium standard well above the NVQ level so that you can work immediately in a shop upon graduation. You will execute advanced hair styles outside of an NVQ2 standard, like zero-fades and razor touch-ups.

We provide the following that no one else can:

  • Training in a real barbershop setting on up to 150 real clients — multiple times more than any other provider.
  • Free access to LSB step-by-step tutorial videos.
  • 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.

This Complete Barbering course includes:

  • Cutting techniques – classic and creative
  • Scissor work – scissor over comb, texturising, layering, and building the structure of a haircut
  • Clipper work – 2-back and sides, clipper over comb
  • Fading– zero-fades, 1-fades, 1.5-fades
  • Razor touch ups
  • Beard and moustache trimming
  • Advanced disconnected haircuts
  • Style and finishing techniques
  • Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp
  • Consultation skills
  • Health & Safety

Course structure:

  • Stage 1 – Learn cutting techniques on training headblocks and watch expert demos; deconstruct the steps of haircuts; completion of theoretical coursework and exams.
  • Stage 2 – Transition haircuts from headblocks onto real live clients – focus on techniques such as scissor-over-comb, clipper work, fading, layering and texturising; teacher support with common mistakes and challenges. At this stage you will be assessed on your haircuts to be completed to standards sufficient to earn your NVQ Level 2 qualification.
  • Stage 3 – Become proficient in haircuts, learn tricks of the trade, and personalise haircuts; teacher support with refining cutting techniques; focus on finishing and cutting speed. You will be assessed on the overall quality of your haircuts that must be passed to an LSB standard. For the daytime course, at the end of week 9 you will participate in a class fade competition where you will present your best haircut against peers and be rated. The outcomes of this final stage will determine your final grade for your LSB Diploma in Barbering Level 2 certificate.

By the end of the course you will be confident and experienced after completing up to 150 real live haircuts (depending on student speed), under the support of exceptional barber trainers. We provide students all clients which means that you spend your time focused on developing your skill.

You also will have proprietary LSB step-by-step videos and textbooks to supplement your academy training.

JOB SUPPORT

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.

LEVEL 3 ADD-ON

At the end of your level 2 course you have the option to continue your training on our level 3 course, which teaches skills such as advanced scissor work, advanced fading including foil fades, and cutthroat shaving.

Some students prefer to take this advanced course immediately following their level 2 course. If you too wish to do so then you can book the 2 courses together and lock in a £320 discount.

(book L2 & L3 together here)

If you’d like to wait to decide then that is completely fine. Your cutting standards at the end of your level 2 course are more than sufficient to immediately starting working at a shop cutting paying clients.

BANK HOLIDAYS

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.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

OFFERS

5% OFF Early bird discount: You can receive a 5% discount off your course price if you book a course 3 or more months in advance. This will automatically be applied at checkout.

0% FINANCE: For a limited time, we are offering 0% interest free financing on all courses. To apply, please select this option when checking out.

 

APPLY FOR FINANCE

Booking 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.

Booking with a Career Development Loan (UK residents only)

You can finance your course fees via a career development loan from the Cooperative Bank. You must be 18 years old or more, and also be a UK citizen. Loan applications must be made within 4-8 weeks of your course starting. For further information and to apply please call our office on +44 207 404 0998. Lines are open 9:00am – 5:00pm GMT Monday – Friday.

Our courses are not eligible for government funding, apprenticeship funding, or 24+ advanced learning loan funding.

** PLEASE NOTE:

Professional and Career Development Loans will close to new borrowers in 2019. The final date for submitted applications will be Friday, 25 January 2019, with a course start date no later than the 24th March 2019. Existing loans will not be affected.

Students must Start within 8 weeks from the date of application, but no later than the 24th March 2019.

This means that for courses after 24th March CDL cannot be applied against, latest date is 04 March 2019.

SUITABILITY

Complete beginners wishing to become a shop-ready barber or men’s stylist. There are no entry requirements.

MATERIALS NEEDED

You will need a professional standard barbering equipment kit that can be purchased directly from our preferred supplier Coolblades at a 25% discount. This equipment is professional grade and is to be used on the job following your course. All items are hand-selected by the LSB team and are the best tools in the market for cutting men’s hair. Included in the kit are LSB’s proprietary textbook learning resources that supplement your daily training and help develop your knowledge and understanding much more rapidly.

You can purchase the equipment kit online from Coolblades using the link below:

Link: Full Professional Barbering Kit

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

CERTIFICATION
  • London School of Barbering Diploma in Barbering Level 2
  • VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
TESTIMONIALS
FAQs
Will I really be job ready after the course?

Yes you will be job ready upon course completion. Our training academies operate as full-fledged barbershops. All clients are real and you will have the support of our Educators to learn all the techniques and styles to deliver top standard haircuts.

We have a strong track record of our graduates going straight into jobs as barbers in barbershops, movie-sets, bands, etc.

Can you help with housing?

Certainly. We partner with several housing providers of private or shared rooms in London residences, each renting at around £100-130 per week. This is a great resource for overseas students. Please email us to request the housing list.

Can I get an NVQ diploma in barbering even though I'm a foreigner?

Yes you can. The NVQ Diploma can be awarded to people of all nationalities. The qualification is a competency-based award in the UK, and many non-UK countries recognise it.

How many haircuts will I do on the course?

You can expect to complete up to 150 haircuts during this course. We provide you all these clients. The key to becoming a good barber is practice, so we maximise the number of haircuts that you do.

Can I leave my equipment at the Academy overnight?

All full-time daytime students are provided a locker to store their belongings in overnight. The locker is large enough to fit all barbering equipment, a backpack, and a coat. We ask part-time evening students to carry their equipment home with them.

Are you closed bank holidays?

We are closed on bank holiday Mondays. In these weeks training will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

We are open on bank holiday Fridays and training resumes.

We also are closed for the week between Christmas and New Years. For 9-week & 28-week courses running over this week, we add an extra week to the end of your course to compensate for the missed week.

Can I defer my course start date?

Courses are non-cancellable and non-deferrable. All payments made are final and non-refundable.

Is there lots of theory on the course?

We provide top standard learning resources with our step by step videos and visual diagrams. You can review these resources from the comfort of home or on your smartphone.

We also have about 5 hours of learning modules which we will review and discuss at the academy during your training.

The rest of the training at the Academy is 100% practical, during which you will absorb the theory in a hands-on manner. The best way to learn the theory is to apply it while doing a haircut and interacting with the client.

I am a foreigner. Can I train with you?

Yes we accept students from across the globe, as far as South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and North America. If you want to become a barber then we are happy to train you. The only requirement is that you speak enough english to understand our teachers.

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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