BSW Barber Course


Course Duration: 8 Weeks

Course Times: 09:30 - 17:30 | Mon-Fri

We offer payment plans so you can pay for your course in installments. Get in touch for more information.

BSW Barber Course Structure

Introduction: Theory and initial cutting on headblocks. Set your barbering career goals, learn about your tools and understanding shape. Learn cutting techniques on training headblocks and watch expert demos: deconstruct the steps of haircuts; completion of theoretical coursework and exams.

Transition haircuts from headblocks onto real live clients - focus on techniques such as basic guards work, scissor-over-comb, clipper work, fading, layering and texturising. Also work on facial hair and traditional wet shaving. Full teacher support with common mistakes and challenges.

Become proficient in haircuts, learn tricks of the trade, and personalise haircuts; teacher support with refining cutting techniques; focus on finishing and cutting speed. You will be assessed on the overall quality of your haircuts that must be passed to a BSW standard. You will undertake additional practice on advanced and unorthodox haircuts you would find inside a barbershop. You will also be trained on photography, content creation, online profile building and marketing yourself to prospective employers and barbershops.

For the daytime course, at the end of week 8, you will participate in a class competition where you will present your best haircut against peers and be rated. This will be judged by an industry-leading barber. This course doesn't award students an BSW qualification.

What you will learn on your BSW Course

Value & Purpose determination

Goal Setting

Tool & Product knowledge

Understanding the hair & the head – shapes

Cutting techniques – classic and creative

Scissor Work - Scissor over comb, Texturising, Layering, and Building the Structure of a Haircut

Clipper work - Guard work, clipper over comb

Fading - skin-fades, zero-fades, 1-fades, 1.5-fades

Razor work

Facial Hair

Wet Shaving

Long Hair & advanced haircuts

Style and finishing techniques

Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp

Consultation & Customer service skills

Health & Safety


Marketing yourself & building an industry profile



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