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  4th October 2021
End Date
Days Monday – Thursday
Times 10 – 4pm
Duration 6 weeks
Cost €2000 (including professional equipment worth €300)
Part time Evening Course
Dates  January 2022
Days Monday and Tuesday
Times 5pm to 7pm
Duration 15 weeks
Cost Special price is €1500. Normally €1800. Save 20%.


2021 Full Time Introduction to Barbering Courses

  • The first 3 courses after lockdown are booked out at the moment. We have a couple of places on the course beginning on 4th October. After that it’ll be January 2022

2021 Part Time Introduction to Barbering Course (Evenings)

  • May and September 2021 – FULLY BOOKED.
  • January 2022

Note: Deposits and fees paid are non-refundable.