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We run several in-house courses within our Academies:

FULL-TIME COURSES: Our 4-Week Courses are suitable for Complete Beginners. If you already have a little experience, our 2-Week Courses could be for you. Our 1-Week Courses are for Barbers/Hairdressers looking to refresh their skills, as well as our Day Courses  if you are looking to add that extra string to your bow. These courses start every Monday and run continually throughout the year. These courses run Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm every day.

PART-TIME COURSE: We run several Part-Time Courses throughout the year. These courses start on a scheduled date throughout the year.

14 Week PART TIME WEEKEND Course – These Weekend Courses are run on a Saturday and Sunday from 10 am -4 pm for 14 consecutive weeks. We have 3-course start dates throughout the year in both locations. This course is suitable for you if you are a complete beginner as well as if you have a little experience.

20 Week PART TIME EVENING Course – These Evening Courses are run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm -9:30 pm for 20 consecutive weeks. We have 2-course start dates throughout the year in both locations. This course is suitable for you if you are a complete beginner as well as if you have a little experience.

DAY COURSES – These courses run every week throughout the year. These courses are specialist courses to cover intensive training in The Luxury Traditional Wet Shave, Male Grooming Waxing, and Skin Fades. These courses are brilliant if you are looking to add that extra string to your bow. You DO NOT need any barbering experience to join our Male Grooming Waxing Course or Traditional Wet Shave Course. We had many students join us that are Beauticians, Holistic Therapists, Hairdressers. If you are looking to join our Skin Fade Course we would recommend you have a solid foundation in barbering before joining us. You CANNOT join our skin fade course without a solid foundation in barbering these are advanced skills.

Our Online Barbering Courses.

These courses are fantastic if you are interested in becoming an Elite Barber but either unable to travel or take the time out from work.

We have two Online Courses available for you:

20 Week Foundation Online Program – This course is suitable if you are serious about becoming an Elite Barber you will gain access to our Online Training Program where you will receive all your training videos and theory manuals, we recommend you practice as much as possible working through your Training Videos in your own time to ensure you make the most of your Live One on One sessions. You will be assigned to your dedicated Elite Trainers to do your Weekly One on One Live Training Sessions. These sessions are 1.5-hour slots of Live Training where you will work through all the areas you have been practicing either on your Headblock (Training Head) or Live Models. We recommend once you have gained some experience you try and do as many Live Models as possible asking friends and family to come and have their hair cut in your Live One on One Sessions with your Dedicated Trainer this will ensure you gain the maximum out of these sessions. Your Trainer will support you and advise you when you are ready.

Basic Online Training Program – This course is great if you are still not quite sure if barbering is the career step you defiantly want to take. We will take you through the foundation steps of barbering sometimes this is all people need. At the end of the day, you get out of this program what you put in. The more you practice the techniques the better you will be these are all the foundation techniques you need to become an Elite Barber.  You will be given instant access to our Training Program where you will receive all the training videos which take you through a step by step program from shoulder length hair through your scissor over comb, clipper work and skin fades.

We run several in house courses within our Academies:

FULL-TIME COURSE: These courses are suitable for complete beginners 4 Week Course info if you already have a little experience 2 Week Course Info or a refresher course for barber/hairdressers looking to refresh their skills 1 Week Course Info as well as our day courses if you are looking to add that extra string to your bow Day Courses Info. These courses start every Monday and run continually throughout the year. These courses run Monday to Friday from 10 am – 5 pm every day.

PART-TIME COURSE: We run several Part-Time Courses throughout the year. These courses start on a scheduled date throughout the year.

14 Week PART TIME WEEKEND Course – These Weekend Courses are run on a Saturday and Sunday from 10 am -4 pm for 14 consecutive weeks. We have 3-course start dates throughout the year in both locations. This course is suitable for you if you are a complete beginner as well as if you have a little experience. 14 Week Course Info

20 Week PART TIME EVENING Course – These Evening Courses are run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm -9:30 pm for 20 consecutive weeks. We have 2-course start dates throughout the year in both locations. This course is suitable for you if you are a complete beginner as well as if you have a little experience. 20 Week Course Info

DAY COURSES – These courses run every week throughout the year. These courses are specialist courses to cover intensive training in The Luxury Traditional Wet Shave, Male Grooming Waxing, and Skin Fades. These courses are brilliant if you are looking to add that extra string to your bow. You DO NOT need any barbering experience to join our Male Grooming Waxing Course or Traditional Wet Shave Course. We had many students join us that are Beauticians, Holistic Therapists, Hairdressers. If you are looking to join our Skin Fade Course we would recommend you have a solid foundation in barbering before joining us. You CANNOT join our skin fade course without a solid foundation in barbering these are advanced skills. Day Course Info

Our Online Barbering Courses.

These courses are fantastic if you are interested in becoming an Elite Barber but either unable to travel or take the time out from work.

We have two Online Courses available for you:

20 Week Foundation Online Program – This course is suitable if you are serious about becoming an Elite Barber you will gain access to our Online Training Program where you will receive all your training videos and theory manuals, we recommend you practice as much as possible working through your Training Videos in your own time to ensure you make the most of your Live One on One sessions. You will be assigned to your dedicated Elite Trainers to do your Weekly One on One Live Training Sessions. These sessions are 1.5-hour slots of Live Training where you will work through all the areas you have been practicing either on your Headblock (Training Head) or Live Models. We recommend once you have gained some experience you try and do as many Live Models as possible asking friends and family to come and have their hair cut in your Live One on One Sessions with your Dedicated Trainer this will ensure you gain the maximum out of these sessions. Your Trainer will support you and advise you when you are ready. 20 Week Online Info

Basic Online Training Program – This course is great if you are still not quite sure if barbering is the career step you defiantly want to take. We will take you through the foundation steps of barbering sometimes this is all people need. At the end of the day, you get out of this program what you put in. The more you practice the techniques the better you will be these are all the foundation techniques you need to become an Elite Barber.  You will be given instant access to our Training Program where you will receive all the training videos which take you through a step by step program from shoulder length hair through your scissor over comb, clipper work and skin fades. Basic Online Info

Each academy has a variety of parking options. There is free parking available in the area, but it may be a 10-minute walk in some locations. Otherwise, there is ‘pay and display’ parking within a few minutes’ walk.

When joining your course you will need to provide your equipment to complete the course.

We do not provide equipment, however we have compiled a Barbering Kit List with the best mid-range options. If you have your own equipment and would like to use it, that’s absolutely fine too!

Please note: some of the equipment recommended may show as “unavailable” if you are purchasing from Amazon. You may need to source a different supplier for a similar product. The equipment we recommend is a guideline, it is optional which products you purchase and the supplier you use. Please ensure that you have all the equipment listed to join your course. If you do not have the equipment recommended, this may result in your training being affected or asked to return once full kit is purchased. Please note if you are unable to complete the course due to lack of or unsuitable equipment, these days will be lost and non-refundable and may affect your ability to complete the criteria necessary to receive your full Barbering Diploma upon completion.

We are so confident that we can get you to the level you need to be at to join the barbering industry.

We offer you a TRAINING GUARANTEE – We have very high standards here at Luke Anthony’s. Our reputation as a top training provider has been built by us training our students to a high standard in our techniques and we make sure each student reaches that standard with us. If any student doesn’t meet our required standard on our 4-Week Course, we will happily invite you to come back and complete another course absolutely FREE OF CHARGE until you reach the required level.

We have only ever had 2% of our students not reach the required standard by the end of their course, so don’t worry! You’re in good hands and we’ll do everything we can to get you up to speed on your course.

Some people are just not naturals, unfortunately, although I do believe that there are very few people who can’t be trained. Some people will be good barbers, but will never become Elite Barbers, even if they were trained by the UK’s awarding-winning Barber themselves! They usually know this and are aware of it quickly. You will always be welcome back FREE of charge until you are able to barber to the standard required when entering the barbering industry.

We complete understand there is quite a bit that needs to be considered before booking your course if you are travelling to join us. All Accommodation we recommend is within walking distance to the academy.

We always endeavour to help make this as easy as possible.

Please see our recommend Accommodation Options we have local to our academies.

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Accommodation Options

At Luke Anthony’s we specialise in Intensive Barbering Courses.

Our students vary from complete beginners, looking for a career change, if you have a little barbering experience or an experienced hairdresser/barber who has been out of the trade and looking to refresh their skills.

Our average age group is between the early-20s to mid-50s, and have NEVER cut hair before. Our oldest student to date was 67 years old. It’s never too late to learn a new skill and change your career path to live your dream.

We do however have younger students join us if the student is under the age of 18 years. If you are under the age of 18 all we require is written consent from your parent/guardian prior to your course start date.

We always train in small groups of a maximum of 6 students at any one time to ensure you can get the attention you need. This is how we can get you trained so fast. Compared to other training programs e.g. College courses where there can be 30 students with one Trainer. By working in small groups of 6 students this allows us to provide you the Intensive Training you will need to complete the criteria within the course time frame.

Anyone is able to join our courses. All we ask of you while you are with us is that you give us 100%. Our training is 85% practical so it’s very hands-on you will start cutting on your head blocks (Training Heads) within the first 2 hours of joining us you will be cutting Live Models within 2.5 days and continue working on headblocks and Live Models throughout the course. Where we differ from other Barber Training Providers we focus 85% of your time with us on ONLY the practical elements of barbering. We believe that to become an Elite Barber you need the practical experience to cover the foundations you will need to be to join the barbering industry.

You will cover all the theory you will need to work as a professional barber. This is done in a homework format to ensure you have maximum cutting time within the academy. All our Academies work as normal everyday working barbers the only difference is we don’t charge for the services we provide.

Because our training is done at such a fast pace if you miss ANY of it this may affect your ability to cover the criteria required to gain your full Luke Anthony’s Barbering Diploma. It is essential you DO NOT miss any of it.

On completion of the course, you will leave us will your Intensive Barbering Course Completion Diploma which will cover you to work either employed or self-employed across the UK, Europe, Australia, and Canada! You will be covered for all insurance purposes and council inspections. Depending on your chosen course you will leave us with the practical equivalent (as we are training you the practical element of barbering) of NVQ Level 2 and Level 3.

Please note: this is not an NVQ qualification. I am going to clear up the myth about the fact that you MUST have an NVQ to work as a barber. You do not need to have to hold an NVQ qualification to work legally as a barber in the UK.

People tend to confuse what is required QUALIFICATION WISE to work as a barber with a hairdresser. If you are working as a Professional Hairdresser you MUST hold an NVQ qualification as you are working with chemicals that can cause permanent damage to your client’s hair and scalp. When working as a Professional Barber you DO NOT need an NVQ as you are not using chemicals that can cause permanent damage. If you do choose to use chemicals within your barbers you MUST gain the qualification to allow you to provide those services. To ensure you are covered for insurance purposes and council inspections to work as a professional barber all you need is an up to date Health & Saftey Manual and proof that you have completed some form of professional barber training.

Your theory is covered in a homework format to allow maximum practical cutting time while you are with us. This is checked and discussed daily at the beginning of each day. We do not cover the same amount of theory that is covered when completing an NVQ qualification as we do not offer any chemical services, we cover what is required for you to work safely and legally as a professional barber. We believe that the theory is essential to work safely as a barber, but the practical hands-on experience is what will get you ready to join the barbering industry!

You will leave us with all your up-to-date Health & Safety Manuals and have a good understanding of all the Laws and Legislation of the industry. (These you can refer back to, as you gain further experience in barbering if necessary)

If for any reason you are not able to cover and complete the practical assessments required to gain your full barbering diploma you will be asked to return to carry out further training. (This guarantee is when you join our 4 Week Course)

If you have any further questions or still aren’t sure how the Luke Anthony’s Training Method works,
drop us a quick email to info@lukeanthonys.com or call us on: 01325 460956 Mobile: 07494 873524