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We're glad you're considering taking your barbering to the next level and would love to have a chat about what we could do for you - we look forward to hearing from you.

6 Wimborne Road
Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BU
United Kingdom

01202 649100

The UK's elite Barbering College based in Poole, Dorset; offering a wide range of qualifications from the most respected barbers in the business (including NVQ Levels 2 & 3)

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Courses

Courses

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Clipper Confidence

Duration - One Day - 9.30am - 4pm

Cost - £150

  • Designed for hairdressers and beginner barbers wanting to build their confidence using clippers.
  • This course will include demonstrations and practical cutting sessions on a head block and live models.
  • This course will cover all aspects of clipper work including blending, fading and shaping.

VTCT NVQ Level 2 in Barbering (Suitable for Beginners)

Part time : 12 months, one day per week. Full time : 10 weeks

Cost : Part Time : £2200 / Full Time: £2995

  • This course is suitable for complete beginners and hairdressers looking to improve their barbering skills
  • This is a nationally recognised, work-ready qualification that will give you a solid foundation in modern and traditional barbering
  • During this course you will complete a minimum of 150 haircuts on live clients guaranteeing that you will gain real barbershop experience
  • Full time, part time and intensive course options available
  • Monthly payment plan available

    Includes

  • Mike Taylor Education Barbering Resource Book
  • Training Head BLoke
  • Course Registration Fees

VTCT NVQ Level 3 in Barbering (Suitable for the experienced barber)

Part time : 12 months, one day per week.

Cost : £2200 (Fast track options abailable from £1000)

  • This course is suitable for experienced barbers looking to develop and enhance their barbering skills
  • This is a nationally recognised qualification designed for barbers wishing to progress into management, teaching or travelling
  • Includes shaving, photographic work and business units
  • Monthly payment plan available

    Includes

  • Mike Taylor Education Barbering Resource Book
  • The Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Kit
  • Course Registration Fees

Fast track options available for barbers tha thave current skills in the industry and would like to gain the qualification. This course will require a trade test. Duration and cost dependant on experience. Please email for more details.

4 Day VTCT NVQ Shaving Course

Course duration: 4 days (TBC on booking)

Cost - £595

  • Learn to shave and gain the world class, nationally recognised qualification
  • This course covers both practical and theory elements of completing both full and partial shaves
  • Includes using hot and cold towels, forehand and backhand techniques, product knowledge and lots more

5 Day Barbering Techniques for Hairdressers

Course duration: 5 consecutive days, Tuesday - Saturday

Cost - £500

  • During this course you will complete a minimum of 25 haircuts on live clients guaranteeing that you will gain real barbershop experience
  • This course will refine your barbering techniques, build your confidence using clippers and improve your finished result

Taster Day

Cost - £150

  • This is a one day course designed for anyone considering enrolling onto our VTCT NVQ Level 2 in Barbering
  • Designed for complete beginners, no previous experience is necessary
  • During this course you will be introduced to the world of barbering, watch practical demonstrations and complete cuts on a training head block
  • If you enrol onto our VTCT NVQ Level 2 in Barbering within 3 months of your Taster Day, we will deduct the one day course cost from the price of the full qualification

Apprenticeships

Earn as you learn when completing a barbering apprenticeship

Cost

  • We partner with Skills and Learning Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole to enable us to deliver apprenticeship training
  • During your apprenticeship you will complete a minimum of 150 haircuts on live clients guaranteeing that you will gain real barbershop experience
  • We are delivering the NEW apprenticeship standards, designed by employers, which include shaving
  • We offer flexible apprenticeship start dates throughout the year so you can start whenever you’re ready

On the Road

Cost: £400 (plus 40p/mile for any distance over 50 miles from Poole)

  • Mike Taylor Education has a dedicated team who can provide visits to your barbershop, salon, college or training academy
  • Courses are personalised to suit your individual requirements
  • Training can include staff CPD, staff training, barbering demonstrations, employer engagement sessions