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).
Full Time: 3 weeks. Monday to Friday
08:00 – 12:30 London
09:30 – 14:00 Manchester
Afternoon Session :
13:30 – 18:00 London
14:30 – 19:00 Manchester
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.
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.
The course covers the following advanced aspects of barbering:
* 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.
** 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.
By the end of the course you will be confident after completing up to 60 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 NVQ Level 3 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.
BANK HOLIDAYS (PUBLIC)
We are closed UK bank holidays including Good Friday.
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.
This course is suitable for Barbers with at least 2 years’ experience* cutting men’s hair in a busy shop, or individuals who are graduates of an LSB Level 2 Diploma in Barbering course. To take this course you must be at a standard that you are confident doing clipper cuts, basic scissor cuts, sectioning, clipper over comb, scissor over comb and some styling.
The course is not suitable for persons with less than 2 years’ experience cutting men’s hair in a shop setting.
We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas or short-term study visas and can provide housing options.
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): 565 hours
*Evidence of your experience or qualifications will be requested upon booking.
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 and a 25mm styling brush for your training course. You can purchase these items online at Coolblades using the links below.
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.
*These items are mandatory and are to be purchased from Coolblades only in order to ensure the correct standard is obtained. If you have some equipment, please check the list above to ensure you have everything on the list and any items you do not have you can purchase individually through coolblades.
You are welcome to bring any brand of clippers, foils etc if you have them, as long as they are in good condition.
** You must provide your own model for your final presentation day. Should you fail to do this, you will not gain your NVQ 3 qualification.
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: https://www.londonschoolofbarbering.com/barbering-courses-and-training/masters-barbering-cosmetologists-nvq2-nvq3/
As this course is for experienced persons, evidence of your experience or qualifications will be requested upon booking. This can be a letter from your salon stating where you work and how long for, a CV, or prior hairdressing or barbering qualifications.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.Do you have any accommodation recommendations?
Please send an email to [email protected] and request a list of recommended accommodation.