Level 2 Certificate in Barbering: Craft Your Path to Precision and Style

Do you dream of becoming a junior hairstylist or a barber? Learn the skills and start your own hairdressing and barbering career within 5 months.

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Course Highlights

2 days a week for 20 weeks

No experience needed

Valuable certificate accredited by VTCT

96% Pass Rate

Choose this course if:

Are you a young individual aged 16-18 with a passion for men’s grooming and hairstyling? If you’re ready to shape your creative flair into a promising career in barbering, our Level 2 Certificate course is the perfect fit for you. This program is designed to equip you with the skills and expertise needed to become a skilled barber, mastering the art of precision cuts and grooming techniques.

If you…

Are Aged 16-18: If you fall within the age range of 16 to 18, this course offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the dynamic world of barbering. Whether you’re fresh out of school or seeking a creative outlet, this program will nurture your talents and pave the way for a successful career.
Love Men’s Grooming: If you have a fascination with creating stylish haircuts, intricate beard designs, and grooming experiences that boost confidence, this course aligns perfectly with your interests.
Crave Hands-On Learning: Our curriculum is crafted with a hands-on approach, allowing you to practice and perfect your barbering skills under expert guidance. You’ll have the opportunity to work on real clients and refine your techniques.
Value Precision and Detail: Barbering is all about precision and attention to detail. If you enjoy the challenge of creating clean lines, seamless fades, and tailored grooming, this course is your gateway to mastery.

Your Learning Journey

Join us at our Leyton center for two immersive days each week. Dive into comprehensive lessons, hands-on barbering sessions, and expert guidance from experienced professionals who are passionate about your success. With 1 day a week work experience which will provide you with invaluable exposure to the bustling world of barbershops, allowing you to apply your skills and gain a taste of the barbering industry.
Ready to embark on a thrilling journey into the world of barbering? Enroll in our Level 2 Certificate course today and discover your potential to create stylish transformations and boost confidence through the art of men’s grooming. Transform your passion into a profession and set the stage for a fulfilling career in the barbering industry!

By the end of this course, you will know

Barbering Techniques: From classic cuts to modern styles, you’ll have an in-depth understanding of various barbering techniques, including scissor cuts, clipper work, fades, and texturizing.
Men’s Grooming Mastery: Learn the art of beard trimming, shaping, and grooming. You’ll be able to create impeccable facial hair styles that enhance your clients’ features.
Client Interaction: Develop effective communication skills to consult with clients, understand their preferences, and deliver personalized grooming experiences that align with their needs.
Workplace Readiness: Gain real-world experience through two weeks of work placement, where you’ll put your skills into practice and familiarise yourself with the barbershop environment.
English and Maths Proficiency: Enhance your core skills with Level 2 English and Maths classes at the College of Haringey. These skills will complement your barbering expertise and serve you well in various aspects of your life.

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 20 weeks

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 20 weeks by attending 2 days at our Leyton centre. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have a passion for 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 barbering industry professional who will guide you through practical lessons with practice on manikin 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 barbering

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Requirements

*Aged 16-18 years old
*A passion to work in hairdressing
*To wear a black uniform including black flat shoes

What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • Junior Barber/Stylist: Start your career as a junior barber or stylist in a barbershop or salon. In this role, you’ll assist senior barbers, develop your skills further, and gain hands-on experience with cutting, styling, and grooming techniques.
  • Barber: With experience and expertise, you can step into the role of a full-fledged barber. You’ll provide a range of grooming services, including haircuts, beard trims, shaves, and styling, while building a loyal client base.
  • Educator/Trainer: Share your barbering knowledge and techniques by becoming an educator or trainer. You can teach aspiring barbers in barber schools, training programs, or workshops, helping them develop their skills.
  • Freelance Barber: Enjoy the freedom of freelancing by offering your barbering services for events, weddings, and photoshoots. Freelancing allows you to manage your schedule and offer personalised grooming experiences.
  • Barbering Instructor: Transition into a role as a barbering instructor in vocational schools or training academies. Your expertise will play a crucial role in shaping the next generation of skilled barbers.
  • Business Owner: If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, consider opening your own barbershop. Owning a barbershop allows you to showcase your style, create a unique atmosphere, and manage your own business.
  • Further Education: Your Level 2 Certificate provides a strong foundation. If you’re looking to advance, consider pursuing additional courses or qualifications in advanced barbering techniques, management, or specialised grooming.
  • International Opportunities: The barbering industry is globally recognized. With experience and skill, you might explore opportunities in different countries, sharing your expertise with diverse clientele.
  • Celebrity and Entertainment: If you aspire to work in the entertainment industry, your barbering skills could lead you to opportunities with celebrities, actors, musicians, and media personalities.
  • Men’s Grooming Specialist: As men’s grooming gains popularity, you could specialise in providing holistic grooming experiences that encompass haircuts, skincare, and wellness.
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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
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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
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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.

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    Marius P.

    I’m very satisfied with my course.

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    Biniam A.

    Very helpful staff and good teacher.

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    Ciro Russo

    I learned a lot and everything was best for me.

Hi I wanted to ask, did everyone get their certificates as I’m starting this course soon?
Jess S
Jess S
15:43 08 Jan 24
Amazing course have learnt so much new things, trainer is brilliant helped so much
sharene bicknell
sharene bicknell
10:20 11 Dec 23
Chloe Lucas
Chloe Lucas
18:11 20 Nov 23
I came across this training academy by accident and glad I did, I’ve completed the lash and hybrid course and have signed up from brow combo course. The enrolment is quick and easy and the course goes into a lot of theory as well as practical which is really good , I had Maisie as my tutor and she was amazing, nothing was too much trouble for her and she took her time to make sure we understood everything and gave really good feedback during the 4 weeks. I honestly can’t wait to start the next one. 10/10 would recommend
kathie shenton
kathie shenton
18:57 26 Aug 23
I was absolutely delighted that I was one of the lucky ones chosen to do this course.I thoroughly enjoyed it and what made it so worth it was our tutor, who was so professional, kind and patient.Thank you so much Maisie.If I may add something which might help other candidates.If there could be quite a precise list on what we need for the course.Some of us still were not sure of what to order and we had already started. Not knowing the different names of lashes is confusing in the beginning.Thank you.
Robyn Hall
Robyn Hall
14:54 14 Aug 23
Amazing course ! I really enjoyed myself. Thank you to Maisie for being an amazing teacher, she was very friendly and comforting.
Sophie Kelly
Sophie Kelly
12:36 12 Aug 23
The course was okay
Miss Lee
Miss Lee
11:41 15 Apr 23
PAULA COVACI
PAULA COVACI
11:33 12 Oct 22
madison gamble
madison gamble
12:08 09 Oct 22
I enjoyed the course and learned a lot from it. It was a short course but very informative. My tutor Melina Williams was very helpful and friendly. She explained everything very well and clearly.
Elisa Mahmood
Elisa Mahmood
15:10 26 Sep 22
So nice course my teacher Melina helpful i am so so happy :) everyone coming and do it
I love doing this course...from beginning to end. It was worthwhile. I highly recommend 👌 ☺️ 👍 👏 you to do it...The teacher specifically was amazing and very helpful...and you will learn all you need to start your career development. Don't waste time please sign up as soon you can. Best of luck 👍 ✨️ 💓...
Nilza Andrade Hurley
Nilza Andrade Hurley
15:09 26 Sep 22
Justina Miltienyte
Justina Miltienyte
09:27 15 Sep 22
a big thank you to Maisie Anderson for the effort she put into this course to receive the clearest possible information ❤️ thank you for everything I wholeheartedly recommend this academy
Nina Boboc
Nina Boboc
21:09 08 Sep 22
G S
G S
16:09 10 Aug 22
Celia Pestana
Celia Pestana
10:31 14 Jul 22
I had the best teacher for level1 barberingBest place for study hair and beauty
Kinga's Mind
Kinga's Mind
18:55 04 Jul 22
I realy enjoyed the class meetingsHealy she was realy nice and helpfulI realy liked every minutes. Thank you for al I learnThank you so much
kovacs dorina
kovacs dorina
18:34 26 Jun 22
Course was taught by a tutor who was very good in her field of work. I learnt so much and really want to do another course with the company
Kelly Holden
Kelly Holden
15:29 24 Jun 22
dovile sirmaite
dovile sirmaite
20:01 04 Apr 22
Penny Christoforou
Penny Christoforou
13:02 22 Mar 22
Michelle Johns
Michelle Johns
20:43 07 Mar 22
Laura Boaten
Laura Boaten
09:24 01 Mar 22
Robyn Houston
Robyn Houston
13:01 28 Feb 22
Kelly Wickenden
Kelly Wickenden
12:26 26 Feb 22
Tania Sousa
Tania Sousa
22:37 22 Feb 22
I have done 2 course with CPBA the teachers are so helpful courses were fantastic I would definitely recommend to others
Deborah Henry
Deborah Henry
21:37 17 Feb 22
I’m only giving 1* because I finished my course In August and still I haven’t received any diploma which means I can’t find work 🙄There is more than 6 months and nobody seems to care to provide me with my diploma. I spent every week 2 hours traveling to get to the course and learn plus to get the qualifications,but still here I am with no job in the industry because they are requesting my qualifications which I can’t provide
I am completely outraged by the work of CPBA and I do not recommend this school to anyone! I wanted to study Beauty Therapist L2, so before starting the course registration I asked several times what days the training would take place and I was assured that everything would take place on SATURDAYS and TUESDAYS. Since my agenda is very busy, just because a full day of training would have taken place on a SATURDAY, I agreed to fill out an application. When all the paperwork was in place, I received an email that the course would take place on MONDAYS and TUESDAYS! I tried to send them an email to get an explanation of why everything had changed and why I had not been notified of the possible changes! Nobody wanted to reply to me back! My emails were ignored! I intend to report this school to the Department of Education! They took out a loan from the government on my behalf and I can’t even attend the course and come to school because of the changed dates! I am very angry!
Excellent hairdressing course! My tutor offered me all the support I needed. Friendly staff.
Andreea Dedu
Andreea Dedu
13:00 30 Oct 21
RB PRH
RB PRH
05:45 30 Oct 21
Tania Popa
Tania Popa
19:54 29 Oct 21
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.In response to the owners reply, your colleagues have given false information because that is what we were told after finding out about the bursary. I have no intentions of travelling that far, I just wanted to give my honest review.
Faheema Yousofi
Faheema Yousofi
19:09 27 Oct 21
Very disappointing waste of time and money unfortunately, bad managed and poor teaching from beauty level 3 . Unfortunately one year after still haven’t received the certificate
Mariela Stratieva
Mariela Stratieva
15:18 26 Oct 21
Great collage best one I've ever gone 2
Tessa Jane d
Tessa Jane d
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
Lina Visockė
Lina Visockė
20:04 27 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 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
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
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
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