Become a qualified barber in just 15 weeks.

What you'll learn?
SVQ Level 2 Barbering,
recognised worldwide.
15 weeks
(payment options available)
Group tuition with leading UK barbers

Build a rewarding career in barbering

The Sovereign Grooming Academy offers training courses like no other. Led by Kyle Ross, winner of Best Barber UK, students will enter into a full-time intensive training course spanning 15 weeks, where they will work towards achieving an SVQ Level 2 in barbering.

Over and above barbering qualifications, students will also develop the skills that make Sovereign barbers that little bit different, including photo shoots, session styling, stage presenting and much more.

Our goal is to give our graduates the perfect platform to sling shot themselves into this incredible industry.

  • Launch your career in the thriving male grooming industry
  • Become an expert in hair, beard and straight razor skills in under three months
  • Train under some of the UK's most celebrated barbers


Our purpose-built city-centre academy

The Sovereign Academy is set within our brand new salon in Glasgow City Centre and our salon in Edinburgh. Training will take place within our dedicated academy classroom, which we have dressed like any other salon/barber floor.

You will be immersed in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of our busy salon, gaining invaluable insight into the day-to-day workings of a leading men's grooming brand.

What you will learn

  • Advising and consulting with clients
  • Treatment of the hair and scalp
  • Developing and maintaining effectiveness at work
  • Cutting hair using basic barbering techniques
  • Cutting facial hair to shape using basic barbering techniques
  • Drying and finishing men's hair
  • Creating basic outlines and detailing in men's hair
  • Hair photography
  • Model preparation
  • Stage presentation
  • Customer service

Train with one of the industry's biggest names

Kyle Ross is one of the best-known names in British barbering and has been at the top of the male grooming industry for a decade.

In 2017 Kyle was named Scottish Men's Stylist of the Year as well as winning Best Barber UK at the International Barber Awards in Germany. He was subsequently named Best Barber at the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2018 and was shortlisted by GQ Magazine in its Barber of the Year category in 2019.

Kyle is also an ambassador for Hanz De Fuko, a brand used and loved by several top Hollywood stars.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I have to pay for my course upfront?
    No, payment options are available via our finance partners.

  2. Where will my qualification be recognised?
    The SVQ Level 2 in Barbering is recognised internationally as an entry-level qualification
  1. Will I get a job at Sovereign after qualifying?
    Sovereign is a rapidly expanding brand, new locations and vacancies appearing across the nation. As you will be receiving the same high level of training as anyone who has completed an apprenticeship with Sovereign, you will leave your course with the skill set required to enable you to apply for any vacancies with the brand.