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Barbering Training

Central Training Group is City & Guilds’ largest hairdressing training provider in the UK, celebrating over 35 years of delivering training and apprenticeships.


Central Hair London was initially established by the late, famous Joshua Galvin (1938-2011) who was the European Creative Director at Vidal Sassoon. Along with his brother, Daniel Galvin, he was one of the hairdressing industry’s great innovators. Joshua was known as “The Hairdresser’s Hairdresser” and his passion for education was second-to-none.

Barbering Apprenticeship – Central Hair London and in-salon training only

This Apprenticeship is only delivered within the In-Salon Training Programme and at our Central Hair London, Bethnal Green and Smithfields centres.


This professional standard is ideal for those learners aged over 16 who have left school and wish to start a career within a barber’s shop. Learners are required to be employed and will achieve all elements of the barbering Apprenticeship at Level 2. Apprentices will work in a busy barber’s shop assisting the barbers whilst learning the skills of barbering by completing cutting, outlines and detailing, cutting, razoring and shaving facial.


Entry Requirements:

Ideally GCSE’s at grade 9 to 3 (A-D), including English & Maths.

Employment within a salon for at least 30 hours or more per week.


Duration & Level:

This Apprenticeship will take between 18 and 24 months to complete and is at Level 2.



You will achieve a Professional Standard in Barbering Apprenticeship.


If you are between 16-18 years old with no or very little work experience then a Traineeship Programme may be ideal for you. The Traineeship Course is tailored to your individual needs and will concentrate on building up your employability, customer service skills and focus on the vocational area you wish to progress to such as business administration/hairdressing/design to prepare you to start an Apprenticeship. These programmes last a minimum of 6 weeks, up to 24 weeks. However, most learners progress to an Apprenticeship by week 16.

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