Book onto the Beginners course by calling 02879 300396 asking for Denise and for further inquiries.

Welcome to the 'BT45 Academy Ltd'.

WE have trained over 170 students to date most of whom are now working in the barbering industry and achieving great standards.

We are delighted to offer you the most expertise and detailed courses in barbering to suit every individual. 

Our motto is simply "Trust The Process"

We aim to have you be able to 'Speak it, Draw it and DO IT'



The beginners course consists of all the primary fundamentals that you will need to know in the world of barbering. 
From an initial consultation, to assessing the clients hair we will guide you through each step to ensure you feel educated and confident in your delivery of each aspect.

This course is ideal for those who are brand new to the trade of Barbering and are learning the basic fundamentals involved. 

Once booked onto the course and a deposit has been secured you will receive you BT45 Academy Syllabus in the post for you to read, learn and highlight any areas of particular concern. This way when you arrive on your course we will know your areas of concern and can address them and spend more time with hands on training.

The Syllabus will be sent as soon as deposit is paid. (If paying deposit only 100.00 please visit Beginners Course Deposit under product menu)

We recommend you read through ALL of syllabus as it covers all aspects of barbering and essential information. Highlight any areas of particular concern so we can concentrate solely on hands on training between the time of 6pm - 9pm. Any areas of concern can be addressed with Chris on the first night of training and the remainder of the course can then be tailor made around that. 

You ideally will need your own equipment. Whilst we have some available we recommend starting to put your own kit together if you are looking to become a barber. However, Chris will go through all equipment on week 1 and recommend to you what he uses and what he recommenfds for you to buy if pursuing a career in barbering. 

Some of the benefits include

  • Small number in classes (better learning and one on one training)
  • Will be competent to cut at beginners level after
  • Kits are available if need be to purchase
  • Speak it, draw it, do it (A full understanding of barbering)
  • All aspects completely broken down into details 
  • Visual, practical, hearing learning adapted too
  • Left hand adapted also
  • Real life scenario working at stations
  • Only work on real human hair
  • Confidence building on real clients
  • Social media / progression of career advice 
  • Full syllabus provided ahead of classes to read and prepare
  • Proper terminology and full equipment analysis
  • Importance of timing and consultations
  • Live Demos 

Chris Graham is a FULLY qualified educator in barbering and adapts his teaching to suit ALL types of learning.


  • History Of Barbering
  • Health & Safety
  • Guidelines For Employment
  • Precision
  • Head Shape
  • Density
  • Growth Patterns
  • Problematic Areas
  • Maintainence
  • Facial Features
  • Skin Tone
  • Condition
  • Scalps
  • Male Pattern Baldness
  • Face Shape
  • Beards
  • Solutions
  • Shapes
  • Structure
  • Texture
  • Movement
  • Hair Type
  • Hair Origin
  • Contours
  • Balance
  • Recession
  • Colour
  • Positioning
  • Direction
  • General Duties
  • Equipment
  • Consultation
  • Cleansing of the Hair
  • Face Shapes
  • Selling & Using Products
  • Holding and Using Equipment
  • Terminology
  • Guards
  • Crew Cuts
  • Back & Sides
  • Necklines
  • Tapered Meche
  • Clipper Over Comb
  • Cutting Techniques
  • Thinning of Hair
  • Blow Drying
  • Styling
  • Sectioning
  • Customer Service
  • Scissor Over Comb