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VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering

 

FULL TIME: 8 Week Course. Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 5pm. £3,295 inc vat

Introduction

This skills-based qualification is designed to deliver the fundamentals of barbering with the aim of achieving a high level of occupational ability. The course will provide a solid foundation for further learning and/or entry in to the barbering industry.
This Level 2 certificate is offered in two separate course formats (Full Time and Part Time (day), to suit the needs of the student, be that work, family or lifestyle.

The Course

This course is tailormade for any aspiring barber looking to kick start their career. The qualification has been specifically designed to develop maximum practical skills using traditional methods, whilst also teaching the creative art of cutting men’s hair. Also covered are the many specialist techniques of cutting facial hair and how to offer a professional customer consultation.

SB International Barbering Academy also functions as a fully operational barbershop. This provides a constant supply of varying clientele and, combined with our industry leading teaching techniques, gives every student an unparalleled educational experience. With our help, every student can expect to cut a live client on day one of the course and we aim to continue this hands-on approach for the duration of the qualification, cutting up to 6 clients daily.

Additional Qualification Opportunity

Every student studying on the VTCT Level 2 Barbering Course will be given the opportunity to undertake a separate additional NVQ Traditional Wet Shave qualification during their 8 week study programme. This is a comprehensive, hands on, and commercially desirable course designed to provide a well-balanced, in depth understanding of all aspects of hot and cold towel, cut throat shaving. More information is available upon request.

Course Highlights

  • Health and Safety
  • Tool Maintenance and Specification
  • Consultation Techniques and Customer service
  • Core Clipper and Scissor Techniques
  • Fading Techniques
  • Cutting Facial Hair including Basic Beard Shaping and Care
  • Product Specification and Upselling
  • Specialist ‘SB’ Cutting Programme focusing on Longer Hair, Hair Structure and Shape

Progression

Students who have completed the VTCT Level 2 Certificate have gone on to complete our VTCT Level 3 certificate with included NVQ Hot Towel Shave Unit. This represents the best ‘next step’ qualification for barbers with newly acquired skills, looking to perfect and refine their technique to that of an accomplished barber.

We offer incentives to SB students wishing to undertake the Level 3 course immediately after completion of the Level 2 qualification. Please ask our course advisors for more information.

VTCT Level 3 Certificate (Including NVQ Hot Towel Shaving Unit)

 

FULL TIME – 8 Week Course. Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm. £3,395 inc vat

Introduction

The Level 3 Certificate is an 8-week qualification that has been specifically designed to develop an advanced level of barbering skills. This course features our pioneering practical learning methods which we compliment with industry leading theory. Students will graduate with an advanced knowledge of barbering plus an excellent understanding of cutting techniques and practical skills.

The Course

This course is the natural progression for all Level 2 qualified barbers and represents the ideal course for any existing, established barbers, looking to perfect and refine their techniques. This course is also recommended for any barbers who want to brush up on traditional and modern, advanced techniques.

With a full hot towel shave unit included, you will also learn the art of traditional cut throat shaving. Our creative directors have developed their own specialised ‘tried and tested’ shaving routine which is industry recognised and of a very high standard. This unique SB approach, combined with lots of practical ‘hands on’ cutting of real clients, means all students spend maximum time on the cutting floor, perfecting the skills and techniques needed to become an accomplished, multi-talented barber.

Course Highlights

  • Advanced Barbershop Health and Safety
  • Advanced Consultation Techniques
  • Advanced Clipper and Scissor Techniques
  • Comprehensive Beard Maintenance and Care
  • Industry Leading Fade Techniques
  • Commercial Waxing Procedures and Techniques
  • NVQ Professional Cut Throat Hot Towel Shaving Qualification

Progression

Students who have completed the VTCT Level 3 Certificate have gone on to complete the VTCT Level 3 Diploma. This is a high calibre ‘advanced skills’ qualification for proficient barbers looking to develop specialist expert technique and knowledge. Perfect for anyone looking to achieve the highest standards of barbering skills and possibly take the next step towards management level or teaching and assessing. We offer incentives to SB students wishing to undertake this course immediately after completion of the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Barbering qualification. Please ask our course advisors for more information.

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

FULL TIME – 8 Week Course. Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm. £3,595 inc vat

Introduction

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF) is a technically advanced qualification for existing professionals who already possess the fundamental practical skills to be a barber. This qualification is based on barbering National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading barbering professional association (British Barbering Association – BBA) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a skilled barber.

The Course

This is an ‘advanced skills’ course for skilled professionals and established barbers looking to develop specialist expert technique and knowledge. Perfect for anyone looking to achieve the highest standards of barbering skills and possibly take the next step towards management level and or teaching and assessing.
This qualification involves a lot more theory-based learning in comparison to our level 2 and level 3 courses. Due to the academic nature of this learning programme, the course is more suited to someone with existing high levels of practical expertise.

Course Highlights

  • Advanced Barbershop Health and Safety
  • Advanced Consultation Techniques inc Skin Disorders
  • Advanced Clipper and Scissor Techniques
  • Comprehensive Beard Maintenance and Care
  • Industry Leading Fade Techniques
  • Commercial Waxing Procedures and Techniques
  • NVQ Professional Cut Throat Shaving Qualification
  • Specialist Hair and Scalp Treatments
  • Advanced Academic Study Programme

3-Day Individually Tailored Skills Course

 

3 Day Course. Mon to Wed. 10.00am -5.00pm. £495.00 inc vat

Introduction

The best advanced troubleshooting course on the market with 3 days of serious professional development.

The Course

This Intensive learning package is designed around the individual and typically aimed at those who are already working in the barbering industry. The course is especially useful to those who feel their skill set and knowledge requires updating with specialised professional tuition. SB tailor the 3 day course around the individual via pre-course consultations, ensuring you hit the ground running with a personalized programme. With expert help from our educators, we will ensure your learning plan is delivered with precision and your learning objectives are fulfilled.

Course Highlights

  • Advanced Clipper Over Comb
  • Advanced Scissor Over Comb
  • Sectioning
  • Advanced Styling and Trends
  • Advanced Fading
  • Advanced Long Hair Cutting
  • Customer Service and Retention

1-Day Trouble Shooting Workshop

 

1 Day Course. 10.00am – 5.00pm. £180.00 inc vat

The Course

In response to overwhelming demand, we have created this unique ‘quick strike’ 1 Day Trouble Shooting Workshop for existing barbers who require very specific expert tuition.
This is an intensive 1-day course designed around you the barber and is specifically intended to hit skills you wish to improve upon. Having engineered the day around your individual needs, our expert team will work closely with you to deliver the skills and knowledge required.

Skills Regularly Delivered

  • Clipper over comb
  • Scissor over comb
  • Sectioning
  • Styling
  • Shape
  • Trends
  • Customer Service & Retention

1-Day Fade Workshop

 

1 Day Course. 10.00am – 5.00pm. £150 inc vat

The Course

This is a high quality theory and practical workshop giving students approximately 2 hours of theory including 1 Fade demo. This allows for the rest of the day to be practical hands on cutting of live clients.

This workshop is specifically offered to all Barbers who wish to improve their fading technique. The SB Fade Workshop is based around our tried and tested formula for breaking down the Fading process. The recent surge in popularity of the Fade has pushed industry standards to an all-time high meaning an expert knowledge and mastering of this technique is now an essential component of every barber’s skill set.

Course Highlights

  • The Theory of the Perfect Fade
  • Technical Masterclass
  • SB Tried and Tested Fade Formula
  • Practical ‘Hands On’ Learning

1-Day Scissor Programme

 

1 Day Course. 10am-5pm. £180.00 inc vat

The Course

The One Day Scissor Programme is designed specifically for barbers who wish to improve their overall scissoring technique. Conducted on a combination of live clients and professional mannequin heads, the course ensures maximum cutting time. This programme offers 6 hours of well-balanced theory and expert practical tuition. Our holistic approach will complement the existing skill-set of any barber and will also improve the overall understanding of how to create a broad range of styles.

Course Highlights

  • Control of hair using sectioning.
  • Layering structures working below shoulder to short.
  • Traditional shapes and modern variations.