Train and Become the Best

The Gould Barbers Academy provides aspiring barbers the opportunity to learn & train to become a Gould Barber. As the UK’s largest barbering brand we’ll teach you in all aspects of barbering to enable you to become shop floor ready and cut customers hair to the exceptional standards they have come to expect from us.

You can either train at our training barber shop in King’s Lynn or at any one of our 35 Barbershops nation wide.

Our Industry lead course results in to a City & Guilds Level 2 Barbering certification in the following core barbering modules:

Clipper Cutting - Scissor Cutting - Hair Style & Finish - Client Consultation

This is usually linked to a further period of training in one of our shops to become fully shop floor ready and leads to ongoing work opportunities with Gould Barbers.

If you’re 18-24 year olds both stages can be fully funded under the Government’s Trainee programme making the course absolutely free.

We want our Barbers new & old to create incredible careers for themselves. We hope to welcome you to the Gould Barber Family

Darran Gould — Founder

1. Train Nationwide

To start our comprehensive training programme comprises an 8 week course. This is taken at our dedicated training barber shop in King’s Lynn or at any one of our 35 Barbershops nation wide.

This initial 8 week training programme is a Government (ESFA) approved Occupational Traineeship in Barbering, with Level 2 certification (City & Guilds) in the core modules of Barbering, Clipper Cutting, Scissor Cutting, Style & Finish Hair & Client Consultation. 

You will learn the foundations of the barbering industry and what it is like to work in a Gould Barbers location. The course provides our learners with a solid platform to begin their barbering career having mastered all of the fundamental skills and techniques.

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2. Real Shop Floor Experience

The initial 8 week course can then be followed by supervised training in one of our shops and is likely to lead to a self-employed opportunity to work in a Gould Barbers shop. 

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