Barbering – Traineeship for young people aged 16-24 (or up to 25 with an EHCP)

Barbering – Traineeship for young people aged 16-24 (or up to 25 with an EHCP)

We are working in partnership with AAXAcademy (Absolute Aestheticsx  Academy) and London School of Barbering to deliver the Barbering Traineeship. This programme is aimed at Young People aged 16 – 24 (25 with an Educational Health Care Plan) who are serious about gaining hands on experience in the Barbering Industry with a minimum of two weeks work experience in the Barbering Industry and equips you to be job ready to work in the Barbering Industry.

The course will be delivered in two locations, Feltham (TW13 4BS) and Liverpool Street (London E1 7LP). For the practical / theory aspects of the Barbering qualification, you will be required to attend one of these sites.

Examples of the types of topics covered are:

  • Styling men’s hair – use a range of styling techniques to dry men’s hair to create a variety of finished looks.
  • Cutting facial hair – develop skills to cut beards and moustaches to maintain existing shapes using scissor over comb, clippers with attachment, clipper over comb and freehand cutting techniques.

On the Barbering Traineeship Programme, Young People will undertake the following Nationally recognised qualifications:
• Level 2 in Barbering
• Award in Personal Development for Employability
• Essential Digital Skills
• Functional Skills in English
• Functional Skills in Maths

Plus a minimum of a two weeks Hairdressing work experience

Type of programme: Traineeship

Course Length: On average, students spend 16 weeks on the programme.

Course Days: Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (breaks in between). Some classes may start from 8.30am.



Online remote for some elements of the programme. However, for the theory and practical elements of Barbering you will be required to attend the AAXAcademy Beauty Academy in Feltham (TW13 4BS) or London School of Barbering in Liverpool Street (E1 7LP). You will need to ensure you are able to get to one of these location for the early 8.30/9.00am starts.

Entry Requirements

You must live in the UK to apply for this course. Learners must be eligible to work in England, have little or no work experience but are motivated to work, aged 16 to 24 (or up to 25 with an EHCP), and can be qualified up to level 3. Learners must have at least Entry 3 English (or initial assessment identifying they are operating at Entry 3 in English) and Entry 2 Maths (or initial assessment identifying they are operating at Entry 2 Maths). Learners must be willing to undertake a minimum of 70 hours of work experience. You can also apply to the London Learning Consortium for a Discretionary Bursary to help contribute towards the Hair dressing Kit , travel, this will be discussed during the Initial Advice and Guidance when enrolling.


Level 2 Certificate / Diploma in Barbering. Level 2 Functional Skills English & Maths. Level 1 Essential Digital Skills. Award in Personal Development for Employability.

Who is this course for?

This course is for young People aged 16 – 24 (25 with and Educational Health Care Plan), unemployed or on a low salary that is able to attend a full time table Monday to Friday for 16 weeks.

Course Benefits

  • Gain Experience of working in a fast moving Beauty Academy in Feltham TW13.
  • Undertake a Nationally recognised qualification in Barbering (Level 2).
  • Undertake National recognised qualifications in English, Maths, Digital Skills and Employability.
  • Gain work experience in the Beauty Industry and an employer’s reference.
  • Possible progression opportunities in Barbering e.g., Job/ Apprenticeship advancement to level 3.
  • Build on your confidence and wider employability skills.

You must live in the UK to apply for this course. If you are interested in applying, please complete the following quick form and we will be in contact to support you with your application. You will receive useful information about whether you are eligible for government funding, course fees, start dates and much more.

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Quick Facts

Start Dates

4th July 2022 (AAXAcademy) 27th July 2022 (London School of Barbering)


Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm


Fully funded subject to eligibility criteria

LLC office is closed today 18th February 2022 due to Storm Eunice.

All learners will/are being contacted to advise them to “stay at home” and “do not take risks” as a red weather warning was issued for London and the east of England ahead of the arrival of Storm Eunice.