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VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering


  • Master the foundation of barbering with continuous support and guidance from qualified barbers and tutors that work in the industry.
  • Learn both practical & theory of barbering
  • Taught in a salon environment working on clients. The more time you have practising with our guidance, the better and more confident you’ll become.
  • Fully accredited Level  2 VTCT professional qualification
  • Get insured anywhere
  • Weekend course dates to fit around your commitments


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Our VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering is 99% practical training in the salon. We teach you the current skills that are essential for working in the barbering industry. This course is perfect if you have no experience but want to learn barbering. The course runs a Saturday ideal if you have other commitments during the week but would love to learn new skills.

The qualification you will achieve is an internationally recognised, professional, modern day qualification. Many of our students have gone on to work in barbers even before their course has completed.  Please note you need models throughout this course, we have a Facebook group and lots of helpful advice to help you find models.

The barbering and men’s grooming industry is growing with men spending more than ever on their appearances including the use of hair and beauty products. In terms of repeat and very regular customers, barbering is up there in terms of high repeat customers once gained, with men visiting the barbers every few weeks, some even sooner. There are many women entering the world of barbering which is bringing new depths to the industry.

Develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a barber.

If you are interested in obtaining 75% funding towards training (max of £500.00 per employee, £3000.00 per employer for multiple employees) please contact us for more information.

If you’re looking for a hairdressing course, take a look at our Level 2 Hairdressing course.

Read our blog on Student ‘Jo’ who took to the clippers…

  • Skinfade
  • Cutting techniques
  • Scissor work
  • Clipper work
  • Blending
  • Scissor over comb
  • Clipper over comb
  • Cutting facial hair
  • Shampooing & conditioning
  • Client consultation and individual style
  • Cutting theory and terminology
  • Hair structure theory
  • Marketing and branding
  • Health and safety practice in the salon
  • Self-employed
  • Barbershop
  • Salon
  • Progression to further education/training such as Level 3 qualifications

Achieving the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering will enable you to gain professional insurance to work employed or self-employed, anywhere around the world! It is a prestigious and highly recognised qualification.

We have courses starting in:

Option 1:
May 2023
Saturdays  (10am – 5pm) 
Full course dates are:
May 27
June 17
July 1, 15, 29
August 12

The time in between classes is valuable time to practise your new-found skills that can build a portfolio of work, go towards your qualification and kick-start your career.

Models:  You will be responsible for providing models, at least 15 models will be required throughout the course.

Assessment: Pre-course homework accessible online that you can start as soon as you sign-up. Ongoing practical assessments in class and multiple-choice theory exams. 

Full course fee: £1450

  • OFFER: For a limited time only you can secure your place with a deposit of £400. The remaining balance would be payable in 3 interest free monthly instalments* of £350 starting the month after you pay your deposit. We usually ask for the full course fee to be paid when signing up, so this is a great opportunity to secure your place at a lower cost!

Includes professional training, exclusive online student area with online videos, exam fees, and unlimited support inside and outside of the classroom.

You will need to purchase a professional standard kit to use on the course and at home. Kits are available at a discounted price from one of our suppliers for approximately £400. You will also require student insurance approximately £20.

*Set up fee £49 payable on your first instalment

  • If you are interested in obtaining 75% funding towards training (max of £500.00 per employee, £3000.00 per employer for multiple employees) please contact us for more information.

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