FREE* L2 Diploma in Barbering Studies

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

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226 students enrolled
Course Highlights

Only one full day and one half day a week for 16 weeks

Career in the hair industry

No experience needed

Valuable certificate accredited by VTCT

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 16 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 hair industry professional who will guide you through practical lessons with practise on dolly heads 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 hair theory.

In the classroom you have the tutors full attention by working in a small group with 12 other students.


*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 a Specialist African type hair 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

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.


  • M

    It was an Excellent course for me

  • C

    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.