It’s constantly being said that anyone can apply to become a British Master Barber by simply paying a few pounds! Whether this is said by people that don’t meet the criteria to justify themselves or are jealous of the profiles other barbers are building for themselves we don’t know.
But what we do know is:
IN THE UK BARBERING INDUSTRY ANYBODY CAN CALL THEMSELVES ANYTHING THEY WANT WITHOUT HOLDING ANY QUALIFICATIONS.
It goes so much further than that, when you think about these same people opening training facility’s offering education and more without ever officially learning themselves? Some of these maybe very competent and skilled in what they do, but why not get the papers and prove it. Many barbers are calling out for regulations of our industry but with current issues including Brexit and Covid-19 this isn’t something we can see happening soon. The government see our industry as low risk and believe that customers will ultimately decide using their feet. If a barber isn’t very good the clientele will not stay around for long.
The British Master Barbers have been constantly at the forefront of barbering health and safety and believe this is the most important factor to protect ourselves and our clients. We created the first FREE to all barbering health and safety online course with a free downloadable certificate to help make our industry standards a little higher and show customers we take their wellbeing seriously.
Along side this we have created three accreditation levels that can prove to customers that certain levels of official qualifications and time held within the industry have previously been achieved.Customers never ask to see a barbers qualifications or proof of skill and this is why we have created the British Master Barbers Accreditation.
To see of your skill can achieve our professional accreditation visit https://www.britishmasterbarbers.com/accreditation-1
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONWe have 3 levels of accreditation available.
Professional Barber – Open to all members that either hold a full barbering qualification, or can prove a minimum of two years working experience in a Barbershop.
British Master Barber – Open to all members that are fully qualified, Insured & have a minimum of five years barbering experience.Proof of NVQ / SVQ or other recognised barbering certificate will be required. We will be incorporating Direct Observation Assessments ( distance assessments ) asking you to upload a video or send a Youtube link of yourself working directly on a client to our highly qualified and well regarded assessors who can judge your physical expertise & skills to achieve all your specific status tasks.
Grand Master Barber –Applicable only to barbering Academy owners, Teachers, Lecturers & Assessors of Barbering. These members must be fully qualified and provide suitable evidence of teaching barbering & have a minimum of ten years barbering experience.Proof of Barbering / Teaching / Lecturing & Academy Qualifications will be required. We will be incorporating Direct Observation Assessments ( distance assessments ) asking you to upload a video or send a Youtube link of yourself working / teaching directly on a client to our highly qualified assessors who can judge your physical expertise & skills to achieve all your specific status tasks.
Each level requires a set criteria of tasks to be completed before successful application.
For more details regarding our FREE health and safety course visit https://www.britishmasterbarbers.com/barbering-h-s-course