Established 2012

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

We are located in Central London by Liverpool street station and in Central Manchester 5 minute walk from PIccadilly station.

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.

Yes NVQs are qualifications that are competency-based awards in the UK, and many non-UK countries recognise it. And the NVQ Diploma can be awarded to people of all nationalities. You do have to check the regulations of the state/country you wish to work in.

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. For a useful website on specific states barbering board/department click here.

No, very minimal theory. 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.

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

We are open all bank holidays excluding Christmas.

Certainly. Please send an email to info@londonschoolofbarbering.com and request a list of recommended accommodation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yes everyone is welcome to take our courses. The course is taught in English, so it is best that you have a basic understanding of spoken and written English.

We limit each class size to 9. This ensures that you have lots of 1-on-1 support from the trainers.

This course is ideal for Make up artists with little experience in cutting hair.

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

This course is ideal for hairdressers with little experience in cutting hair.

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

You must have experience cutting hair as a barber or hairdresser to enrol. Individuals with zero experience should take our beginner course: https://www.londonschoolofbarbering.com/barbering-courses-and-training/nvq-barbering-courses/

We take students from aged 16 years old.

 

For any of our beginner courses you do not need any prior experience.

While we don’t directly facilitate job placements, we do provide valuable resources. As we are well known within the industry for our high quality training we have an online job portal where barbershop/salon owners consistently post job opportunities, and many do look to recruit our graduates. We encourage students to check this site our often and to start approaching shops soon after starting a course., as as starting up an instagram portfolio so you can these to potential employers. With any salon/barbershop you will be asked to go for a skills test to demonstrate your suitability to potential employers.

We arrange with you a personal payment plan. You can pay in 3 payments and pay as you train. 

Fees must be paid before your course finishes. Just contact us to discuss in more detail.