FREE* L2 Diploma in Barbering

Do you dream of becoming a barber? Learn the skills and carve your own barbering career within the months

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Course Highlights

Only one full day and one half day a week for 18 weeks

Career in the hair industry

No experience needed

Valuable certificate accredited by VTCT

96% Pass Rate



Choose this course if:

You are creative
You love chatting to people
You are open to learn new ideas and techniques
You have a great eye for detail
You thrive from being busy

The course is designed for those who have no experience but are passionate to start a new career and learn techniques to enhance their employment in the hair industry.

Do you want…

*A career that fits into your life commitments
*To book your own clients and charge your own prices
*To work as a Junior Barber in a salon or be a freelance hairdresser
*To use your artistic skills to design and create cutting edge barbering looks
*Enhance your cutting and styling skills and make money from your passion
*To start a new career today!

If you…

*Have no previous training
*Have limited time to study
*Don’t want to spend years as a barbering apprentice
*Can’t pay upfront to fund your new career
*Are determined to create a better future your family
*Long for financial security in a career you love
Then you are in the right place at JUST the right time

By the end of this course will you will know

Foundation and advanced techniques to cut, style and detail mens hair including how to fade, cut freehand, create gradual and uniform layers, cut free hand, use clippers over the comb, use scissors and style cuts with and without a fringe or a parting
Detailed techniques to cut and style facial hair to create a variety of beard and mustache looks.
Understand what shampoo, conditioner and treatments will work with your clients hair goals and maintenance level.
Blow dry hair into a chosen style and use other heated styling tools to enhance the look
Be able to work with straight and curly hair
How to use the correct products, tool and techniques to satisfy the client and provide them with after care advice
Arrange and position eye-popping displays in your own salon to sell more promotional stock
Connect with your client using confidence tips to upsell your services and products and close 80% more sales
Handle reception duties with confidence and maintain a professional brand
How to be consistent with health and safety in your own salon, deal with any hazards and emergencies, carry out risk assessments and to maintain a consistently hygienic and safe work station

You also get:

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor and access after you graduate. He will work with you to discover what career path you enjoy in the barbering industry and help to set you up for employment, no matter what avenue you choose, e.g freelance, rent a chair in a salon or opening up your own salon. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It’s simple, create your quick website using the pre-edited sections, all you have to do is plug in your personality, upload your photos and you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 2 Diploma certificate, recognised by the UK’s leading barbering association (BBA). You can choose to graduate as a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council. You can work in the hair industry straight away as a junior men’s hairdresser. or choose to develop your skills with further training.

You can complete this course in just 4 months!

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At CPBA we have 10 Years of experience in Government funding and employment strategies for people wanted to gain a career in the beauty industry. We have helped 5,000 job seekers go from struggling to land a job interview to living their dream job in as little as 6 months.

How long is the course?

You can graduate in 18 weeks by attending 1 full day and 1 half day at our salon. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have a passion in barbering and commit to practising the techniques in your spare time to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by a beauty industry professional who will guide you through practical lessons with practise on yourself, other clients, manicure hands and real clients. They will push you to reach your goals and you will be assessed on your theory skills with written assignments to make sure you fully understand the importance of nail anatomy.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19 you will learn the theory through online live sessions using Zoom application, and you will come to our centre for the practical part of your training. In the classroom you have the tutors full attention by working in a small group with 12* other students.

*Until we can go back to normal, there will be maximum 6-7 learners in the classroom at the same time and the necessary PPE (face shield/mask, hand sanitiser) will be provided.

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Requirements

*Aged 19 or over
*To wear a black uniform including black flat shoes, we provide you with 1 free CPBA t-shirt
*Purchase your own barbering kit; scissors, clippers, hair dryer, combs and brushes.

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £1,800 but you may be eligible for free funding if.

*You are between the age 19-23rd and this is your FIRST Level 2 qualification
*You are 23 and unemployed or earn less than £15,736.50 per year.

If you do not meet this criteria you may still be eligible for government funding but you may have to pay a £100 registration fee.

You are required to pay an administration fee that will be deducted from your registration fee or kit fee once you start the course.

For more information regarding our terms and conditions and if you are eligible for free funding please visit Free Funding

What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • In a commercial barber shops or salon
  • Be Independent, go self-employed, be mobile, work as a home-based barber
  • Work in product manufacturing and training
  • Join a Television, film, theatre and media barbering team
  • Work in the Armed services
  • Work at an HM Prison service
  • Be part of a Cruise liner beauty team



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What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 2 Diploma certificate, recognised by the UK’s leading barbering association (BBA). You can choose to graduate as a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.You can work in the hair industry straight away as a junior men’s hairdresser. or choose to develop your skills with further training.

About the Tutors

Sharon Marshall
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
12 Reviews
57 Students
2 Courses

I teach Level 2 Barbering and L2/3 Hairdressing at CPBA.
The theory, practical and interaction with the learners are the things I enjoy the most about teaching.
My area of expertise is Cutting.
The reason I decided to go into education is that I wanted to expand my capabilities and share my knowledge.
In my spare time I like to socialise with friends.
My favourite treatment to have is having my nails painted, as I always get complements on the size and shape of my nails.
Dhamelia York
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
6 Reviews
26 Students
2 Courses

I teach Level 2 Barbering at CPBA.
I am also qualified in hairdressing but my dream has always been barbering.
I enjoy teaching because I like interacting with learners and see them grow.
In my spare time I like spending time with my friends.

Reviews

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    Maria

    It was an Excellent course for me

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    Claudia

    It was fantastic, I am happy to have a qualification.

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    Zarif S.

    I’ve done a L2 barbering course and liked the practical approach to training. I will open my own salon soon.

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    M Amar
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    Zydrune O.

    The teaching on my course was very good.

  • MP
    Marius P.

    I’m very satisfied with my course.

  • BA
    Biniam A.

    Very helpful staff and good teacher.

  • CR
    Ciro Russo

    I learned a lot and everything was best for me.

Rubbish!! I attended the college at Leyton. It was a government funded course and we were meant to receive a bursary to help pay for our travel etc, as I was travelling by train for 1 and a half hours to get there. In total I spent up to £16 a day to get there. They lied to us about the bursary saying that they didn’t do it. After contacting student finance, I found out they did in fact do bursary payments but once confronted they claimed that it was too late to apply. They were extremely rude and didn’t even try to help. They made us pay £160 for equipment that would’ve been a total of £50 on Amazon. The products were NOT GOOD AT ALL. CHEAP PRODUCTS!!! The communication and help they provided was terrible. When help was needed, I was ignored for about two weeks before I got a response.This is not worth it at allAVOID THIS PLACE, ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS THEIR MONEY.
Faheema Yousofi
Faheema Yousofi
14:54 23 Oct 21
G S
G S
07:48 12 May 21
Great collage best one I've ever gone 2
makeup by tessa Jane
makeup by tessa Jane
12:01 09 Apr 21
Very disappointed! Wont recommend for anyoneFinish hairdressing course through lockdown ? Via zoom camera ? What joke is that?After more then 9months didn’t received my diploma!!! Stuff is ignoring our msg, that’s ridiculous
Deimontu Lina
Deimontu Lina
20:04 27 Mar 21
Mariela Stratieva
Mariela Stratieva
17:57 25 Mar 21
Masie helped a lot even when I found it difficult she took time to explain.Not everyone can afford some courses so this is a great chance to learn and do better for yourelf
Lauren C
Lauren C
13:43 23 Mar 21
My teacher had vast experience.
Beatrice Elena S
Beatrice Elena S
02:14 23 Mar 21
Lots of great tips and advice. Both at work on nail treatments and in the salon.It helped me under stress.I'm glad I decided and the course made me sure.
Katarzyna K
Katarzyna K
05:08 22 Mar 21
Maria Madalina Amariei
Maria Madalina Amariei
17:35 21 Mar 21
I love doing their courses , soon there will be none left for me to do online , ive learnt a completely different trade all together which i never thought id ever do , i never thought pass in a million years! Everyone ive done ive passed 1st time im so proud of myself! And thank you to the college as well for teaching me too. I would recommend this college, as its got me in to nottingham college so thank you x
Lisa Bees
Lisa Bees
16:21 17 Mar 21
I’m very satisfied with my course.
Marius
Marius
08:20 13 Mar 21
enjoyable and easy way to learn
Chloe
Chloe
18:08 10 Mar 21
It was a very well thought out short course lots of info I didn’t expect to receive.
Faye
Faye
10:24 09 Mar 21
The teaching on my barbering course was very good.
Zydrune O
Zydrune O
01:19 09 Mar 21
Everything was straight forward and some one was always available when I needed help
Robyn
Robyn
10:24 08 Mar 21
I’ve done a L2 barbering course and liked the practical approach to training. I will open my own salon soon.
Zarif S
Zarif S
00:59 08 Mar 21
I attended in the leyton branch. I have the admit staff were friendly tutor manjola was an excellant teacher i learnt alot and i am a confident hairdresser. But we my whole class (except one) has not recieved our certification we finished july 2020 and still recieved nothing but excuses. I think this is ridiculous. For ages there was no reply at all. We were promised support anytime which we never got.
Jas Raj
Jas Raj
10:09 10 Feb 21
Bibi Lola
Bibi Lola
16:47 10 Jan 21
Yes, the zoom app worked well and the group was small so I had opportunity to ask plenty of questions
Arnulfo Levin
Arnulfo Levin
19:39 19 Sep 20
Just completed gel nail course which was held online due to covid. It was fabulous! So much covered it such a short time without skipping any corners. I feel really lucky to have seen this advertised on Facebook and accepted from application.The course required quick English and maths test along with a small deposit with the promise of a £5 Amazon voucher upon registration. On completion of the course the deposit is refunded.I got the voucher and also having completed the course was also refunded my deposit.The course was held on Zoom so didn't even have to leave the house. I found it very easy to follow and ask questions if needed. All our lessons have been uploaded onto YouTube for our reference after if needed.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Although I found the initial application process quite tricky the actual lessons and treatments learned were fabulous.I would definitely sign up for another. The tutor was lovely and very patient and I am really impressed with how everything was done easy on a screen. Way better than travelling to courses and I hope these become a way of teaching for the future. The group I was in for my classes was quite small (I think 7 or 8) so that was nice as well as smaller classes are easier to follow
Katrina Amethyst
Katrina Amethyst
21:03 14 Aug 20
Linda Benji
Linda Benji
14:32 12 Aug 20
danijela gabric
danijela gabric
15:09 10 Aug 20
I took the online short course for 3 different courses during lockdown and I’m glad I did! Very supportive and opened up so many opportunities for me. Thank you CPBA xx
Sade.Jadexo
Sade.Jadexo
14:02 17 Jul 20
The course made me more confident in my skills as a nail technician. The days fit around my schedule which was really good.
Floyd Harper
Floyd Harper
20:51 16 Jul 20
I have truly enjoyed this short Barbering course. I have learned so much in such a short time so much more than i was excepting, theory and practical. My tutor Syreeta Parris was amazing, so patient, easy going and so informative. The group were lovely and this course was so easy to follow. I loved the live recordings and any clips were send to you the next day by email. I loved it. The CPBA staff were very quick to respond to any emails and you were always kepted in the loop. Thank you again a skill for life.
mary gulliver
mary gulliver
16:14 11 Jul 20
The Eyelash Extension course was great! Maisie was a great tutor, she really helped us all understand the theory and her demonstrations were informative - in now have a new career!
Phoenix Skincare & Ink
Phoenix Skincare & Ink
17:07 02 Jul 20
Very professional approach, nice and helpful teachers. I am very happy with this school ❤️
Katarzyna Krawczyk
Katarzyna Krawczyk
12:05 21 Jun 20
I loved the classic lash online course! Tutor was amazing and communication was excellent! Everyone was very knowledgable and nothing was ever too much of an ask. Thank you Candor I will be seeing you again!
Hannah Marie Pengelly
Hannah Marie Pengelly
15:20 19 Jun 20
Sorry, recruitment has been stopped for this course, but if you'd like to be considered in the future please Fill in the form to get more information
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