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Crate Cheshire Academy

NVQ Level 2 in Barbering

NVQ Barber

Take the first step into the world of Barbering with our 12 week NVQ Level 2 course. This course is designed for beginners and will allow you to leave our Academy more than ready to enter the world of barbering with a high level of expertise. 

These courses are limited to small cohorts and are ran by our award winning team, who are all fully qualified trainers and assessors. By limiting course numbers, we believe this allows you to reach your full potential as our trainers will spend one on one time with each student, offering a level of teaching and service that you will not get anywhere else.

At Crate Cheshire Academy, you will be learning in a real salon environment and will be interacting with clients, which will set you up for when you start your first job upon completion. We will ensure you are confident in what you have learnt and will be there for ongoing support and references when you are looking for your barbering jobs. Given Crate Cheshire Academy operates in a salon environment, there will, at times, be opportunities for employment at Crate Cheshire and our learners will be prioritised when we are looking for future talent in our salons.

If this sounds of interest to you, keep reading for more details.

The course will be very interactive and you will spend a lot of time working through practical training, rather than relying heavily on theory work. There will of course be written elements to the training to ensure all aspects of Barbering are covered. Our team will ensure each learner is set up and ready for all examinations and will invite clients into the Academy to ensure the best learning experience. 

The course will run across three days a week, for twelve weeks and we believe this intensive level of training will leave you well prepared for a barbershop or salon environment. Upon completion of the course, you will graduate with a NVQ Level 2 Diploma and our team will also dedicate time in helping you prepare your CV and start your job search. Our pool of successful students are also the first point of call for any vacancies in our Crate Cheshire salons.

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  • How to advise and consult with your clients

  • Salon reception and greeting clients

  • Shampoo and conditioning of hair

  • How to recognise different scalp conditions

  • Scissor techniques - Scissor over comb, different types of layering 

  • Clipper work 

  • Skin fades

  • Facial hair 

  • Create outlines 

  • Creative haircuts 

  • How to dry and finish men's hair 

  • Assist with shaving 

  • Salon hygiene 


  • A passion to learn from the some of best in business

  • To take the jump and get stuck in - don't delay!

  • A professional kit - we offer this as an add on to any course booking or you can provide your own from our kit list

Upcoming Dates

All of our training takes place in Northwich, Cheshire with our award winning team.​ Secure your place now with a non-refundable £500 deposit. Balancing payment can be made via instalments or in full 2 weeks prior to start date.

NVQ Level 2 Barbering Course

Start Date: Monday 2nd September 2024
Timing: Monday to Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Location: Northwich, CW8
Price: £2995 

NVQ Level 2 Barbering Course

Start Date: Monday 6th January 2025
Timing: Monday to Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Location: Northwich, CW8
Price: £2995 

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Thank you for your interest in our Academy! 

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