FAQs | Mike Taylor Education
Find out everything you need to know about our barber courses and classes in our Frequently Asked Questions.
What certificates will I get?
We are approved by VTCT – an awarding body, so the qualifications you receive with us are nationally recognised, work-ready qualifications. Centres that are approved must meet a certain criteria to deliver qualifications that cover the national standards.
Do I need my own barbering kit?
We do provide everything you need to start your course with us. However, we do ask that you invest in your own equipment throughout your course. Our staff are happy to provide advice and recommendations if needed.
How often do your courses run?
We run on a roll on, roll off basis so we can start your course at anytime throughout the year (subject to availability). Drop us an email to find out when we next have space.
Do you offer payment plans for your courses?
We do have a payment plan for our 12 month course. Unfortunately we cannot offer this for our 10 week course so the full payment must be received before the start of your course.
Are your courses government funded?
We currently only have access to apprenticeship funding where you would need to be working in a salon or barbershop for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Any other courses must be self-funded.
How many cuts will I do during my course?
We guarantee that you will complete a minimum of 150 haircuts throughout your course with us, however most will complete over 200 haircuts. This will ensure that you are in the best possible position to start work in a barbershop when you leave.
Do you offer evening courses?
Unfortunately not. However we do run courses on Saturdays if you need to work around a current job.