Foundation Barbering
Cutting & Styling

COURSE LENGTH: 5 weeks (25 days)

Start your career in Barbering with this Beginners Barbering Course. You will learn to cut and style using the 5 Alan d Foundation haircuts along with clipper work, beard and moustache trimming, scissor-over-comb techniques, client care, shampooing, styling and Barber-shop protocol.

Alan d Foundation Barbering Cutting & Styling certification is awarded on completion of the course.

Course Price:

£3,000 inc VAT
+ VTCT Reg. Fee & equipment


£500 deposit and 4 weekly payments of £625

Beginners Barbering Course Dates:


January 8 / February 5 / March 4 / April 2 / April 29
May 28 / June 24 / July 22 / August 19 / September 16
October 14 / November 11 / December 9

Our Barbering Academy

Located in Hayne St, EC1, Barbican, adjacent to Farringdon Station Elizabeth Line, Barbican exit, our London Barbering School is in the heart of London. Here you’ll learn in a realistic working environment using professional Barbering tools.


Do I need any qualifications to take your Foundation Barbering Course?
No, you don’t need any particular qualifications to take this Beginners Barbering Course but spoken English is essential.

Can I take this course part-time?
Yes, our Foundation Barbering Course can be taken part-time at both our London and Ipswich Hair Schools. Students must attend classes at least 3 consecutive days per week to complete the course.

What can I expect in your Barber classes?
On this course you’ll receive both practical and theory training and will be cutting hair on day 2. You’ll learn clipper work, moustache and beard trimming, client care and more.

Is the Alan d Foundation Barbering certificate industry recognised?
Yes, all Alan d certificates are industry recognised and are a great way to start your career in barbering.

Will this course allow me to work as a professional Barber?
To work as a Barber, you’ll need to do some further Barbering training to expand your skillset. We would suggest taking either our Level 3 Diploma in Barbering or Level 2 NVQ in Barbering Course, so you can work towards becoming a professional Barber.

What Barbering Courses can I take after this to expand my skills?
We have a full or part-time Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Course and a Level 2 NVQ in Barbering Course which are ideal for those who’ve taken this course or are looking to be work-ready upon completion.

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