Course description

The Barbering School Fading Masterclass Barbering Course is a certificated training programme for barbers and was developed with professionals as the benchmark for the role of a barber who wishes to specialise in fading.

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work within specialised barbering services. The course prepares you to understand and be able to treat customers who want fades.

This Fading Masterclass Barbering Course is made up of modules that blend knowledge and skills that allow you to contextualise your training to working in barbering shops offering fading services. This includes learning aimed at treating customers who want various different styles of hair cuts incorporating fading.

You will attend a mandatory 4 week (1 evening per week) hands on practical fading barber training course where you will be taught the practical skills needed in a realistic environment.

Our certificated course is suitable for learners aged 18 and above.

By taking this course it shows as a sign of professionalism to your customers and colleagues.


What this fading training course could lead to:

On completion of this course, you may be able to gain employment, for example:

· Employed barber

· Open a shop

· Self employed barber

Barbering School Fading Masterclass Barbering Course content and structure:

  • Fading Masterclass Course introduction
  • Clipper work 1 - working on training heads and real clients
  • Clipper work 2 - working on training heads and real clients
  • Clipper work 3 - working on training heads and real clients
  • Finishing products and techniques
  • Review
  • Feedback
  • Certification


    Primary learning objectives of the Barbering School Fading Masterclass Barbering Course training programme:

1.        Be able to do intermediate fades to level 3 standards

P   To demonstrate haircuts incorporating fading techniques


Study level

Our programme has been designed in an easy to follow and understand format so learners from all backgrounds can benefit. We have determined the level of study for this course is level 3.



You will be continually assessed throughout the course by your tutor. Your tutor will review your progress and provide guidance and feedback to help you complete the course.

In addition to the continual assessment you will also be required to complete some haircuts without any assistance to demonstrate your abilities.

Barbering School focuses on hands on practice. We do not ask you to complete any written exams or assessments. 100% practical based training.

Certification – Barbering School Level 3 Technical Diploma in Specialist Male Barbering Services (Fading)

On successful completion of this training course you will be awarded our Level 3 Technical Diploma. You will also receive a module summary certificate which lists all the modules you have completed as part of your course, this may be used to gain ‘recognition of prior learning’ for progression on to other courses/qualifications.


Before deciding to enrol on this course you must first contact our course advisers by calling 0800 118 5021 or filling out the form at the bottom of this page where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Once you have decided to enrol, let your course adviser know and be ready to make payment for your course fees.

Entry requirements:

  • A good level of spoken English
  • Ability to communicate effectively 
  • Must already be working as a barber or have completed a barbering course at level 2 or above

Additional course information

This 4 week (1 evening per week) barbering course covers the intermediate fading for barbering and will take you from level 2 certificated barber to level 3 certificated technical diploma in specialist male barbering services (fading). On completion of this part time evening barbering course we recommend you begin using your skills straight away and continue to develop knowledge, speed and accuracy.

Alternative barbering courses

Are you looking for a course which will enable you to open your own business immediately after completing the course ? Take a look at our Level 3 Fast Track Barbering Course

Are you looking for a course which will give you a guaranteed job upon completion ? Take a look at our Level 4+ Fast Track Barbering Course

Quality Teaching

Our courses are taught by experienced barbers with a minimum of 15 years experience. Some of our tutors have more than 30 years experience in the barbering industry. Your tutor will always be nationally qualified through institutions such as City & Guilds who have a long and trusted history. Our tutors are dedicated to sharing their vast knowledge and skills with you in a way which will bring out your own creative talents. Developing you into a skilled and confident barber is what our tutors thrive for, their experiences from the past and skills from the present will make you stand out from the crowd. Throughout each year all our tutors regularly attend seminars, conferences and barbering master class training days to learn fresh skills, trends and knowledge of the barbering industry as it develops. 

Training location

This course is offered in Greater Manchester and surrounding areas. Please speak to our customer services team for more information.


Group class: £799 per person

Group classes have no more than 5 participants.

Private class: £999 per person

Private classes are taught with just you and the tutor.

Customised class: £999 per person

Customised classes are taught private and group with flexibility. You can choose your own dates and times to work around your schedule.

Course dates/times

Days: Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday for 4 consecutive weeks.
Times:  Start time for this course will be between 5:00pm - 6:00pm depending on the preference of the group. Each training session will last for 2.5 - 3 hours.

Further questions ?

View our FAQ section to find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our fast track barbering courses then fill out the form below or call our customer services team on 0800 118 5021.


Before completing this form please make sure you read all the information about this course above.

When do you plan to start the course?

Do you have any previous barbering experience ?

We do not accept any government or non government funding for this course, are you able to pay the course fees yourself ?

Which class option would you prefer ?

Before submitting this form please ensure you have entered all your information correctly and that you have answered all the questions. Forms received that are incomplete will be disregarded.

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