Beginner to Qualified Barber NVQ2
£4099 or £109 per month


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All bookings paid with a 10% deposit will be invoiced for the remaining balance which is due 4 weeks before the first day of training at the academy.


9 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


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.

Why are LSB qualified
barbers the best?

  • Structured methodology that gives process to a cut
  • Assessed foremost on LSB standards as well as nvq standards
  • Practical experience of all popular hairstyles with each grad cutting up to 120 haircuts* to qualify
  • Knowledge built through practical experience, demonstrations and e‑learning
  • Confidence knowing over 2000 shops want your skills





(WORTH £200)

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 120 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.

* 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.

You also will provided free access to proprietary LSB step-by-step videos to supplement your academy training.


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.


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.



Booking with financing instalments (UK residents only)

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:

  • a source of income
  • working at least 16 hours per week
  • 18 years or older
  • UK resident or citizen

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:

softsearch 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.


Complete beginners wishing to become a shop-ready barber or men’s stylist. 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): 461 hours 


You will need a professional standard barbering equipment kit that can be purchased directly from our preferred supplier Coolblades.A discount of 10% 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 link below:

Link: Full Professional Barbering Kit (this kit has corded detailer and clippers)

or get the Premium Kit (this kit has CORDLESS detailer and clippers)

**These items are mandatory and are to be purchased from Coolblades only in order to ensure that 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.

  • Level 2 NVQ Barbering Diploma from London School of Barbering
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 send an email to [email protected] and request a list of recommended accommodation.

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 120 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.

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 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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