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. (NOTE LIMITED TIME EARLY BOOKING OFFER. SAVE €200.)

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 6th August 2019
End Date 12th September 2019
Days Monday – Thursday
Times 10 – 4pm
Duration 6 weeks
Cost €2000 (including professional equipment worth €300)

EARLY BOOKING OFFER SAVE €200 – JUST €1800 including kit. Limited places

Evening Course
Dates 21st October 2019
Days Monday and Tuesday
Times 5pm to 7pm
Duration 15 weeks
Cost Special price is €1500. Normally €1800. Save 20%.


2019 Full Time Introduction to Barbering Course Calendar

  • 6th August – 12th September 2019 (starts on Tuesday due to Bank Holiday)
  • 16th September – 24th October 2019
  • 29th October – 5th December 2019 (starts on Tuesday due to Bank Holiday)

2019 Part Time Introduction to Barbering Courses

  • 21st October 2019

Note: Deposits and fees paid are non-refundable.