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 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.

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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 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.

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.

  • ZS
    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.

Good teaching, resources and advice.
Johnny Mora
Johnny Mora
18:23 19 Oct 20
Good instructor, good classes, good communication for the most part but could be improved.
Arlene Peters
Arlene Peters
17:54 19 Oct 20
The reason I gave a 4 was due to not seeing the practical work at times
donald watkins
donald watkins
17:41 19 Oct 20
It was really enjoyable but I would include some more nail art techniques in the course.
Leonor Crist
Leonor Crist
18:54 18 Oct 20
Great structured course and everybody was very helpful.
Georgina Bolton
Georgina Bolton
21:05 07 Oct 20
Really loved the way the company had created this learning program me through ZOOM during Covid-19.
Sophie Weiss
Sophie Weiss
20:29 07 Oct 20
I feel that I have learned a lot in such a short amount of time, and it has turned from a hobby to something that I would like to pursue in the future. Sophie the tutor was also very helpful.
Carlos Lamb
Carlos Lamb
18:59 07 Oct 20
Great teacher! Learned lots
Lauren Casey
Lauren Casey
18:28 04 Oct 20
Our tutor Helena was very very good... She went above and beyond to help us learn all we needed during the live tutorials.The other ladies were also very bright and intelligent and quick on the uptake we all learnt well together.
Melissa Rhodes
Melissa Rhodes
20:28 03 Oct 20
I thought the course was very well explained and the tutor was very helpful throughout the course .
Pat Davenport
Pat Davenport
20:00 03 Oct 20
Very informative and gave varied methods.
Erik Kappel
Erik Kappel
18:33 03 Oct 20
My tutor was very helpful with Adjusting her hands for my because I’m left handed and she made the lessons fun.
James U. Kay
James U. Kay
21:41 24 Sep 20
Gave me the opportunity to gain a qualification that was long awaited.
Barbara Estrada
Barbara Estrada
21:14 24 Sep 20
Convenient form, exactly shown practice.
Ray Woods
Ray Woods
19:57 24 Sep 20
It was great. I learn so many things this course is definitely a game changer for me.
Kindra Dalach
Kindra Dalach
18:48 24 Sep 20
The tutor was really friendly and made it fun as well as learning.
Julia Martinez
Julia Martinez
21:20 19 Sep 20
It was informative and the people I took part with were lovely.
Jodie Perkins
Jodie Perkins
20:53 19 Sep 20
Very relevant to where i want my career to go and the tutor jemma explained things in a brilliant way
Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith
20:32 19 Sep 20
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
Tutor was knowledgeable and a great communicator, explained clearly and I love doing nails.
Doris Thomas
Doris Thomas
22:09 16 Sep 20
Great, informative
Cherly Large
Cherly Large
21:36 16 Sep 20
I enjoyed learning a new skill.
Velia Wiggins
Velia Wiggins
21:02 16 Sep 20
Aiicha was a fab teacher, great energy and very knowledgeable
Dionna Oakley
Dionna Oakley
20:40 16 Sep 20
Learnt so much, teacher was amazing! Would recommend to all my friends. Really enjoyed and learnt a new skill. Thank you
Earlie Cady
Earlie Cady
23:51 11 Sep 20
Because I learned many things about gel, extension, sculpted nails and nail art.
Jamal Gunther
Jamal Gunther
23:32 11 Sep 20
+84.Quick, easy and from the comfort of my own home so no childcare issues to sort out!
Chara Christie
Chara Christie
23:14 11 Sep 20
It was very in depth and the tutor (Jemma) was very knowledgeable, she spoke through everything and made sure we was all ok every step of the way.
Lanora Bruton
Lanora Bruton
22:51 11 Sep 20
Very relevant to where i want my career to go and the tutor jemma explained things in a brilliant way.
Sibyl Roe
Sibyl Roe
21:06 10 Sep 20
Informative and a subject I am passionate about learning.
Mitzi Myles
Mitzi Myles
20:47 10 Sep 20
Very thorough and informative
Nicki Carrion
Nicki Carrion
21:05 02 Sep 20
The course was very helpful.
Ricardo Chandler
Ricardo Chandler
20:35 02 Sep 20
Tutor was very informative and nice.
Noe Drew
Noe Drew
19:33 02 Sep 20
Learnt so much new stuff.
Michael Young
Michael Young
18:49 02 Sep 20
I feel that it was very intimate an allowed me to learn more easily than if i was to teach myself.
Lauren Casey
Lauren Casey
19:57 01 Sep 20
The tutor, Jemma was knowledgeable and patient. She could easily have her knowledge to us and answear all questions. She also made it interesting and she was very encouraging.
Kristyn Toliver
Kristyn Toliver
03:55 29 Aug 20
It was taught very in depth and step by step and covered a lot of areas including health and safety.
Iris Valdez
Iris Valdez
21:08 25 Aug 20
My tutor was lovely very good at explaining things so it was much easier to learn.
Tracy Hale
Tracy Hale
20:35 25 Aug 20
Very detailed, Sophie was fast at answering questions
Joy Lucas
Joy Lucas
20:16 25 Aug 20
The teacher was lovely.
George F. Dalton
George F. Dalton
20:01 25 Aug 20
Sophie was lovely and explain things very good
Sanford Ruth
Sanford Ruth
19:48 25 Aug 20
Very happy with the course and CPBA.
Andy Pleasants
Andy Pleasants
20:33 21 Aug 20
The trainer was engaging at all times. Very good course content.
Sarah Hemmerson
Sarah Hemmerson
20:23 21 Aug 20
Sophie the tutor was very informative and more than happy to go over anything as many times as it took for us to get it.
francis lane
francis lane
20:12 21 Aug 20
Very thorough and informative.
Dana Elliott
Dana Elliott
20:01 21 Aug 20
Sophie was amazing. Girls were lovely. Nice small group. Really enjoyed.
Inez Robertson
Inez Robertson
19:46 21 Aug 20
Really good course, learnt a lot, good teacher, very helpful
Albert Love
Albert Love
19:49 16 Aug 20
Very informative and well scheduled course. Excellent teacher
olga graham
olga graham
19:39 16 Aug 20
It was very friendly and interesting, learnt a lot , every enjoyable
Steven Marlar
Steven Marlar
19:21 16 Aug 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
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