All bookings paid with a 10% deposit will be invoiced for the remaining balance which is due 3 weeks before the first day of training at the academy (4 weeks if paying via international bank transfer).
12 weeks – Monday to Friday
08:00 – 12:30 Morning Session
13:30 – 18:00 Afternoon Session
09:30 – 14:00 Morning Session
14:30 – 19:00 Afternoon Session
Over the duration of 12 weeks full time we take you from zero to hero so that you graduate cutting men’s hair at an advanced level.
This course teaches fundamental clipper cuts, short fades, beard grooming and basic styling. We then also teach advanced styles like foil fading, blowout and drop design fades, creative scissor cuts, cutthroat shaving and razor outlining, and advanced styling based on themes and motifs. This course sets the groundwork for those who want to immediately stand toe to toe with seasoned barbers and want to impress. You will be able to leave clients with strong signatures styles that keep them returning regularly and paying you £25 or more per service.
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.
Stage 1 – We teach you the LSB fundamentals of cutting men’s hair with scissors and clippers. You will be introduced to all tools of the trade, how to properly hold each and to use them. You will then learn to section the hair on the head, and you will practice techniques on a mannequin head.
Stage 2 – You will practice these techniques hands-on, on real clients that are provided to you by the academy. With each service you have our pro trainer at your side giving direct feedback and support. We also use trainer demonstrations to give you the opportunity to watch the pro and ask questions throughout the service.
Stage 3 – You next progress to focusing on refining and finishing techniques. Here we teach you methods to put your signature to haircuts through drying, styling, and finishing techniques. You will be assessed on the overall quality of your haircuts that must be passed to an LSB standard. You participate in a class competition where you will present your best haircut against peers and be rated.
Stage 4 – We move onto more advanced level 3 skills. You will learn cutthroat wet shaving, advanced fading, advanced scissor cuts, and advanced styling. These weeks will push you both technically and creatively. We provide you clients to practice on and also use demonstrations to break down advanced cutting methods so that you master the techniques. At the end of this stage you will prepare a model based on a theme, and you will present him on stage in front of an audience to show your creative flair and technical expertise. You must provide your own model for your final presentation day. Should you fail to do this, you are at risk of not gaining the entire NVQ 3 qualification.
* Due to Covid, the number of clients that LSB is able to provide cannot be guaranteed and may fluctuate based on government restrictions on movement.
** Should Covid regulations restrict us from being able to perform some practical units of the qualification, LSB will allow students to return at a future date and perform them at no additional cost.
As of September 2020, the local lockdown in Manchester prohibits facial shaving services to be carried out, and as a result the Shave unit of the NVQ3 must be completed at a later date over 1 to 2 training days.
As of September 2020, there are no restrictions in London.
The course covers the following advanced aspects of barbering:
By the end of the course you will be confident after completing up to 150 real live haircuts. We provide students all clients which means that you spend your time focused on developing your skill.
You also will provided free access to proprietary LSB step-by-step videos to supplement your academy training.
LSB’s Barbering NVQ’s are internationally recognised qualifications that help 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.
BANK HOLIDAYS (PUBLIC)
We are closed UK bank holidays.
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
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.
We are happy to offer the ability to pay for your course in instalments from 12 months 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:
If you are concerned about your credit rating and are not in full time work, then it is recommended that you apply for finance via a friend or family.
Before applying why not perform a Soft Search Loan Eligibility check:
A soft–search is a type of credit search where a lender can get an idea of whether you’re eligible for borrowing by doing a soft search of your credit report. It doesn’t leave a mark like a ‘hard search‘ does.
The calculators use what’s known as ‘soft’ searches on your credit file – you’ll see the search if you check your file, but lenders won’t. To do this companies work with HD Decisions, a data company owned by Experian. For the ‘soft’ search they first have to find your details at the credit bureau (Experian).
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.
Beginners and American Cosmetologists with little to no experience cutting hair. There are no entry requirements.
To take this course you must have a basic understanding of English in order to converse with your educator and to read and write in English.
Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 1026 hours
You will need a professional standard barbering equipment kit that can be purchased directly from our preferred supplier Coolblades. A discount of 9% has already been incorporated into the kit price.
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 links below:
A barber kit is mandatory and should be purchased from our supplier only to ensure the correct standard is obtained. If you have some equipment, please check the list to ensure you have everything on the list and any items you do not have you can purchase individually through Coolblades.
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.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.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.Can I defer my course start date?
Courses are non-cancellable and non-deferrable. All payments made are final and non-refundable.Are you closed bank holidays?
We are closed on all UK bank holidays . For our evening part-time classes that normally run Monday and Tuesday nights, in these weeks training will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
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 send an email to [email protected] and request a list of recommended accommodation.