Traineeship in Barbering

WHO’S IT FOR: 16 years old +
COST: FROM £1795

Our bespoke BarbersNo1 Academy is an extension of our live working store network, designed to offer a training experience replicating BarbersNo1 store life, whilst developing the skill set needed for future employment.

Our courses are designed, developed and delivered by the BarbersNo1 Academy team consisting of experienced and talented leading professionals in the barbering industry.


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  • Traineeship
  • ONLY £1795*

Entry requirements

Learners looking to secure a place on this course require a successful interview and an interest in the subject due to the intensity of the course. All applicants will complete a Numeracy and Literacy test. (Attendance for the course must be 100% due to the duration and timings so it is important that no holidays are taken during this time).

Course content

During the course, you will cover the following:

  • An introduction to salon responsibilities
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Reception duties
  • Consultation with clients
  • Observe cuts using basic techniques
  • Observe facial hair, shaving and shaping
  • Observe skin fading and signature cuts

You will also get a chance to introduce your friends and family into the stores to become models to practice some cutting techniques.


Whilst this qualification is to prepare learners for employment as a barber, it is also a possible lead onto apprenticeship for successful students, and you may wish to progress your career further and develop your skills in sector by completing a follow on qualification in Barbering at Level 2.

Course dates and times

The course will run over 15 weeks, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

This will include 3 days in the salon providing your work experience, 1 day within the Academy training centre covering basic barber skills and employability skills, and 1 day with at the centre for functional skills Maths and English.

Course fees

Funding is available for 16 to 18 years

What do I do next

If you would like any further information relating to this course or to submit an application for the please contact us at
Alternatively you can visit our website and register your interest online.

(Course places are limited due to high demand; applications for courses are advised early to secure places).


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