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 29th March 2021
End Date 6th May 2021
Days Monday – Thursday
Times 10 – 4pm
Duration 6 weeks
Cost €2000 (including professional equipment worth €300)
Part time Evening Course
Dates 26th April 2021
Days Monday and Tuesday
Times 5pm to 7pm
Duration 15 weeks
Cost Special price is €1500. Normally €1800. Save 20%.


2020/21 Full Time Introduction to Barbering Courses

  • 26th October – 3rd December 2020 – FULLY BOOKED
  • 4th January – 11th February 2021 –  FULLY BOOKED
  • 15th February – 25th March 2021 – FULLY BOOKED
  • 29th March – 6th May 2021
  • 10th May – 17th June 2021

2020 Part Time Introduction to Barbering Course (Evenings)

  • January 2021 – FULLY BOOKED.
  • April 2021

Note: Deposits and fees paid are non-refundable.