Participants in the Introduction to Barbering Course are eligible to take the additional examinations to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Barbering from VTCT. This is equivalent to a Level 4 NFQ award. Knights is an authorised training and certification centre for VTCT.

There are no prerequisites for taking our Introductory course. People of all ages and from all over the country with a wide variety of backgrounds have taken our course and gone on to work in barbershops. Several have even opened their own barbershops after the course.

Government grants are sometimes available to eligible people. Contact your local Employment Services office/Intreo Centre – the contact details of which are available from the Department of Social Protection’s website:

We are very centrally located on Grafton Street which means that it’s easier to get models here than in most places. We have a very good reputation for the standard of haircuts our Students provide at no cost.

We will teach you:

  • Health and Safety
  • Correct way of Shampooing hair
  • Customer Service
  • Client Consultation
  • Haircutting techniques
  • Using scissors and thinning scissors
  • Using the razor (clippers) and attachments (blades)
  • Blending
  • Texturising
  • Styling hair
  • Finishing
  • Beard Trimming

Upcoming Courses

Full Time
Next Start Date  26th March 2018
End Date 3rd May 2018
Days Monday – Thursday
Times 10 – 4pm
Duration 6 weeks
Cost €2000 (including professional equipment worth €300)
Evening Course
Dates 11th June 2018
Days Monday and Tuesday
Times 5.30 to 7.30
Duration 15 weeks
Cost Special price is €1500. Normally €1800. Save 20%.

2018 Full Time Introduction to Barbering Course Calendar

  • 26th March – 3rd May 2018
  • 8th May – 14th June 2018 (Starting Tuesday due to Bank Holiday)
  • 18th June – 26th July 2018
  • 30th July – 6th September 2018
  • 10th September – 18th October 2018
  • 22nd October – 29th November 2018

2018 Part Time Introduction to Barbering Courses

  • 11th June 2018

Note: Deposits and fees paid are non-refundable.