VTCT-accredited hairdressing & barbering NVQ courses in Leeds
AH20149 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF) from VTCT is a job-ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards which will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a barber. Throughout this qualification you will ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety, advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, cut hair using basic barbering techniques, cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques and dry and finish men’s hair.

If you already hold hairdressing/barbering qualifications or you have continuous experience of working in the industry, through Recognition of Prior Learning you may not have to complete the full barbering course, which will reduce the course length, Guided Learning Hours and fees applicable.

Course Details

Course Name
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF)
VTCT Course Code
Qualification number
Minimum Credits
Course Duration
From your first day you have 12 months to complete your course, the number of full days you may take to complete depends from one person to the next, however as a guide this course is usually completed in approximately 55 days (you can learn & train up to 5 days a week).  For more information on duration limits, see our information page.
This course is for people aged 16+ and as with all our courses, a basic literacy & numeracy test may be required.
This is an approved qualification for working as a Barber, it also provides a sound platform for further learning or training including the following VTCT qualifications:

• Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF)

Course Structure

Units included: these units will provide you with a full NVQ barbering qualification

Unit #
Unit Title
Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health & safety
Advise and consult with clients
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
Dry and finish men's hair
Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
UG21G18 Promote additional services or products to customers

You will need to choose one of the following units to complete your qualification:

Unit #
Unit Title
Create basic patterns in hair
Change mens colour

Course Fees

The fee for this course is only £2800 (you can spread the cost) 
this includes:
- VTCT lifetime registration fees
- VTCT certification fees
- all training materials & resources
- up to 4 training heads
- access to IT resources (ipads etc)
- access to free refreshments whilst training
 1 year's membership to the Hairdressing Council as a State Registered Barber, following completion of your course
 1 WAHL Academy shaving seminar

You will need to purchase your own training kit (list will be provided at Induction, most items not required at the outset, and can be purchased as course progresses)

You can pay your course fee in full (and receive a free fading/blending WAHL seminar), or pay an initial deposit* of just £300 and then £40 each time you attend (until the balance is paid) - see our Information page for more details.

Course Duration

The duration of this barbering course is partly dependent on your choice of optional units, as a guide it is equivalent to approximately 45 full-day lessons, or 55 days if you want to include Men's colouring (GB2), the amount of time it will take you to complete your course depends on the frequency of your attendance and the pace at which you learn.

Remember, you can attend up to 5 days a week (Tuesday to Saturday), including Thursday evenings.  This flexibility allows you to achieve your qualification like a fast track course but with no additional fees.

  • Not sure if this barbering course is for you? We offer Taster Days - sample our courses for 1 day with no obligation.
  • See our Information page for details about course types, accreditation and more.
  • We highly recommend visiting our Academy for a tour of the facilities and an informal chat - call us to arrange an appointment.
  • If you would like an intensive fast track accredited hairdressing course we offer a One-to-One option.
Next steps:

If you have any questions...
visit our FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
ask us - we'd love to hear from you
If you would like to see more for yourself...
arrange to visit our Academy and see the facilities
arrange a Taster Day to sample the training
If you're ready to start a course...
contact us to arrange a convenient start date


Why Train with LAFHAB?
  • No academic timetable - start when it's convenient for you
  • Flexible learning - study and learn at your own pace, attend when it's convenient for you
  • Convenient training - we're open for training Thursday evenings and saturdays
  • Easy Payments - spread the cost of your barbering course with our payment plans
Prices apply from 04/04//2016
* deposit non-refundable

Leeds Academy For Hairdressing And Barbering (LAFHAB) offers only accredited NVQ hairdressing and barbering courses