VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering


Company HQ - Men's Barbers
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This is an intense and thorough barbering course. You will be trained to a high standard that will give you the confidence and skills making you ready to work in a shop upon completion.

You will complete real haircuts on live models, with an educator by your side at all times to supervise, build confidence, advance your skill level and deliver exceptional results. You will learn the foundations of barbering including cutting men’s hair with clippers and scissors, fading, beard trimming and delivering a thorough consultation. Learn techniques such as scissor-over-comb, clipper work, fading, layering and texturising.

You will finish the course cutting hair at a standard sufficient to work immediately cutting men’s hair in a shop.

We will also help you start building a portfolio to help you on your new journey as a Barber.


This course is suitable for those looking for a career change who may not have any experience or perfect for experienced hairdressers who want to expand their skills into barbering and enhance their development.


  • UG31G20 – Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • UN211G7 – Advise and consult with clients
  • UN20GH8 – Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • UN20GB3 – Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
  • UN20GB4 – Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • UN20GB5 – Dry and finish men’s hair
  • UN2AH21 – Create basic patterns in hair
  • UG21G18 – Promote additional services or products to customers

You will need a professional standard barbering equipment kit that can be purchased directly from our supplier, all  equipment is professional grade .

All items are hand-selected by CompanyHQ barbers team and are the best tools in the market for barbering. Included in the kit is a mike taylor textbook for learning resources that supplement your practical and theory training and help develop your knowledge and understanding.

If you would prefer to source your on kit and would like a list of items you will require please contact us.

Course Timetable

23 weeks
Mon 5pm – 8pm, Tues pm – 9pm , Weds 7pm-9pm


Booking with financing instalments (UK residents only), with non refundable deposit.

We are happy to offer the ability to pay for your course in instalments. Please contact us for more details. Barbering equipment and learning materials can not be included in your finance. Financing can only be applied to courses starting 14 days or more in advance.