Level 3 Certificate in Barbering

COURSE LENGTH: 8 weeks (40 days)
This is an ideal part-time course.

This course is great for those looking to enter the world of Barbering whilst fitting training around their existing work schedule. You’ll learn to cut & style utilising the 5 Alan d foundation haircuts before moving onto all the latest Barbering techniques using scissors, scissor-over-comb, beard and moustache trimming, clipper work, shampooing and much more.

You may choose to add Wet-Shaving as an extra cost option.

VTCT & Alan d Level 3 Certificate in Barbering certification is awarded on completion of the course.

Course Price:

£4,800 inc VAT

+ VTCT Reg. Fee & equipment


£1,000 deposit and 5 weekly payments of £760

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


Situated in the heart of London, Barbican, adjacent to Farringdon Elizabeth Line, Barbican exit, our City of London Barbering School is the perfect place to start your Barbering career. You will be learning from some of the top Barber trainers in the industry, using professional Barbering products and tools.


Do I need any qualifications to take your Level 3 Certificate in Barbering Course?
No, you don’t need any specific qualifications to take this Beginners Barbering Course however spoken English is essential.

Can I take this course part-time?
Yes, you can take our Level 3 Certificate in Barbering Course part-time. You must attend classes at least 3 consecutive days per week to complete the course.

Does this course contain both theory and practical Barber training?
Yes, you’ll receive both theory and practical training on this course. You’ll be cutting hair on day 2 and then moving onto scissor-over-comb, clipper & trimmer work, beard & moustache trimming, shampooing and more.

Is the VCTC & Alan d Level 3 Certificate in Barbering certificate industry recognised?
Yes, the certificate is industry and internationally recognised, allowing you to work in the barbering industry almost anywhere in the world.

What is the difference between your NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Certificate in Barbering Courses?
Our Level 2 NVQ in Barbering Course is 50% longer than our Level 3 Certificate in Barbering and is much more in-depth. It also includes Wet Shaving.

Do you have more Advanced Barbering Courses?
Yes, for newly qualified Barbers and experienced stylists, we offer a range of Intermediate Barbering Courses such as #ONTHEFLOOR and The Refresher/Confidence Builder. These aim to help you brush up on existing skills and build your confidence on the Barbershop or Salon floor. For experienced Barbers, we also have some Advanced Barbering Courses.

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