EWC Diploma in Barbering

9wk / 28wk - Beginners NVQ2


This is the most supreme through and popular barbering course offered in the market.
Taking this course will allow you to graduate cutting hair at a superior standard well higher than the NVQ level, which will give you the opportunity to immediately start working as a barber in a shop upon graduating. You would have the skills to accomplish advance hair styles outside the NVQ2 standard, such as zero-fades and razor touch-ups.
At EWC we aim to qualify over hundreds of barbers every year. Our hands-on practical training approach is proven to deliver quality results. This means you won't be spending all your time in books studying theory.EWC expert educators will be beside you at all times to oversee, build confidence, develop your skill set and produce quality results. Classes are between 4 to 8 students, with students of all ages and both genders.

Price: £2999

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Step 1 - Develop your new skills and learn new cutting techniques by training on head blocks. Watch and observe experts demo, analyse the steps of haircuts,lastly you will complete any theoretical course work.

Step 2 - You will switch from cutting hair on blocks onto real clients. Once on clients you will focus on techniques that you have learnt and developedpreviously on the blocks: scissor-over-comb, clipper work, fading, layering and texturing. Your educator will be beside you to help you with common mistakes and challenges. During this stage you will be assed on your haircuts for the completion of your NVQ level 2 qualification.

Step 3 - Become skilful in haircuts, adapt to the tricks of the trade and add personalise haircuts. Teacher support with cutting techniques, concentrate on finishing and cutting speed. You will be assessed on the overall quality and the outcome of your haircut, which will need to meet the EWC standard. Final stage of step 3 you will participate in a class competition, in which you will present your best haircut against your peers and be rated. The outcome of this will determine your final EWC Level 2 certificate.

By finishing the course you will be confident and experienced. You would have finished cutting over a 100 real live haircuts (depending on the students speed), with the support of our pro educators. You will be provided with clients, which means youll be spending all your time cutting hair.


Full Time: 9 weeks - Monday to Friday 10:15 - 17:00
Part Time: 28 weeks - Monday & Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00

The Hours will be flexible to suit the students' needs.

We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas and can provide housing options. If you are from a country that is part of the European Union then you likely will be able to travel to the UK without obtaining a separate visa. If you are from outside of the EU then you will need to apply for a tourist travel visa from the UK government, which you can do here:

What could this qualification lead to?

Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Graduate Barber (SRGB) with The Hair Council and join the British Barbers' Association. As a junior barber, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

  • commercial barber shops or salons
  • specialist African type barber shops/salons
  • independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • television, film, theatre and media
  • armed services
  • HM prison service
  • cruise liners
  • hospitals/care homes

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing an advanced apprenticeship or Level 3 qualification in barbering, these include:

  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Barbering Studies
  • VTCT NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Barbering