London Hair &
Beauty Institute

London Institute -Central London


Tel: 0207 096 1321

Birmingham Institute- City Centre

Tel: 0121 270 6209



NVQ Level 2 Barbering Course



London & Birmingham

Price (Cutting only): 

£1950+ vat London, £1750+ vat Birmingham

Deposit (inc vat): 

£585 London, £525 Birmingham

Price + (Cutting & Colour): 

£3450 + vat London, £2950 + vat Birmingham

Deposit (inc vat): 

£1035 London, £885 Birmingham


8-10 Days Training Cutting, 20-24 Days Training Cutting & Colour

Days of week:

Monday - Wednesday & Saturday 1- 4 days p/w


10.00am - 5.00pm (10.30am London)


£59+ vat (Free Barbering Shears &Thinning Scissors)

Class Size:  

Maximum 6 Students

Live Models:

Provided throughout


VTCT NVQ Level 2 Barbering / Mens Cutting

  • NVQ Level 2 Barbering Course
  • Course Contents
  • Free Kit
  • FAQ's
  • Testimonials

Our flexible, part time Barbering NVQ Level 2 training course follows this respected and nationally recognised syllabus and is the course for you if you want to enter the fast growing hairdressing industry as a fully qualified and experienced Barber. We offer this course in London, Birmingham and Leicester.


The programme will provide you with;

An in-depth knowledge of men's cuts, Clipper work, Razoring
How to consult and create both classic and up-to date styles
Application of men's colour inc. tinting frosting techniques
Full and thorough knowledge of the relevant health and safety


We aim to ensure that ALL of our students are ready for the workplace upon completion of this course and as such we train to a much higher standard that most colleges.


1 Day per week 9 -12 weeks (Part Time 1.5 days per week)
2 Days Per week 6-8 weeks (Part time 3 Days a week)
3 Days Per Week 5-6 weeks (Full time 5 Days per week)


The extra days per week are for home work and studying. We estimate that you will need to do around 12 - 16 hours per week for our 3 days per week programme.


You will be supported by our highly experienced tutors who have up to date industry experience. The material and delivery techniques are tailored to give our students both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Training takes place in a salon environment using live models from the start to ensure that the experience is highly interactive which builds confidence and skill level. We will provide you with live models upon whom you practice your skills and within a small groups size of no more than 6, you will have maximum interaction with your tutor. 


This course is designed for a wide cross section of learner including; if you are completely new to cutting hair; if you have been trained within a salon but do not hold the qualification; and if you have been on a break from the role and need to refresh and update your knowledge. We only train adult learners so you will need to be over 21 years of age, and our students have an average age of around 35. Good spoken and written English


Within this intensive training programme you can potentially complete your training within only 3 weeks, and as the timetable allows for flexibility you can take longer over it as and when suits your other responsibilities making your commitment an entirely manageable one. We operate in an adult environment in a live salon. This means that you get the benefit of having live clients throughout the duration of your course and this will further increase your confidence upon successful completion of the course.


We run a roll on roll off course and we are flexible with course dates so if you don't see the course date you're looking for, simply call us and we will do our best to accommodate you. Call now to talk to one of our tutor about joining one of our VTCT NVQ Barbering courses.Call us today for Course Dates more information on this course.


Email us for our course dates and info London

Email us for our course dates and info Birmingham


  • How to shampoo and condition the hair and scalp

  • Client consultation skills

  • Cutting techniques/ Free hansd cutting/ Scissirs over combing

  • Beard and moustache trimming

  • Clipper work, Clipper over combing

  • Style, dress and finishing techniques

  • Mens Hair Colour inc tints and Highlights

  • How to promote your services

  • How to up-sell additional services and products to your customers

  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work

  • Shampoo, condition and treat hair/ Massahe Techniques

  • Dry and finish hair


Barbering Kit

Cutting Scissors
Thinning Scissors
Cutting Collar
Comb Pack
Wahl Clippers
Neck brush


How can I book this course? Just call or email us for our forthcoming dates and then pay your deposit and we will book you onto the course.

What is the deposit for this course? 25% of the course price (inc vat)

When does payment need to be made by? You can pay the remainder of the course fees on the first day of your course.

When will I receive my kit and Certification? You will receive this on the day of the course*

Are there live models on this course? You will have live models during this course.

Can i get insurance with this certificate? Yes you will be able to get public liability insurance of up to £2m

Where can I order further products from? We offer suppliers lists with all courses

What happens if i don't pass the course? Our Risk Free Guarantee will provide you with the opportunity to retake the course again COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE. This is valid within 6 months of the original course.

Is there a payment option available with this course? Please call us to discuss payment options available to you.

* (please see terms and conditions for further details)


"Overall the course was very good. The trainer was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and always made time for help. I would certainly recommend this course to any aspiring barber/hairdresser."

NVQ2 Barbering Michael  Mower-

"The tutor and staff were really approachable and helpful. The college atmosphere was relaxed. Thank you very much for everything. I wouldn't have completed it without your help and patience."

NVQ 2 Hairdressing, Natasha Dawkins-

"The greatest strengths of the course were the explanation of course contact, the course and exam work and having plenty of practical practice."

NVQ2 Hairdressing, Karon Beighton-