Can Introduce you to their WORLD RECOGNISED,VTCT Level 2 & 3 accredited Courses!

The School of Excellence
Premium Barber Education
EST 1993

Our Next Full Time Course:

The Most Highly Qualified, Hand-Picked Teachers Offer:

  • Full-Time Courses which include a bonus of 6 weeks of work experience in one of our Grafton Barber stores that can lead to full-time Employment! Many of our past students have gone on to be successful apprentices, barbers, managers and even store owners! (View our testimonials here)
  • Our next FULL-TIME Course Commences January 17th 2023.
  • The cost of our FULL-TIME Course is €2000 which includes all training and equipment worth €300. There is also €200 discount for booking early!
  • Government grants of up to €1000 are available from your local employment office/solas for eligible candidates. For more information contact the Department of Social Protection.

VTCT level 3 is equivalent to Level 5 NFQ in the National Framework

  • This course is for candidates in the barbering and hairdressing industry who want to build on their already existing knowledge. 
  • You will learn a variety of cuts and styles, which will bring you to full qualification.
  • Master the art of blending, texturising, tapering, working with cutthroat blades, finishing and styling.
  • Learn the art of Hot Towel Shaves, and how to complete with confidence the service that your client requires.

Experience No Other Course Can Provide!

Running 4 days a week, Tuesday to Friday with a bonus SIX WEEKS FURTHER TRAINING which will give you experience working in the live environment which could lead to possible full-time employment. Twelve weeks training in total.

Your Fee Covers: Professional Equipment, Registration Fees for VTCT, Learning Tools, and Exam Administration worth €300 provided and VTCT level 2 Certificate bringing all students to the level of junior barber.

During your studies, you will also receive a complimentary hot towel shave workshop AND fade workshop, which will further add to your skills.

A Deposit of €400 required to hold your place, balance can be paid weekly.

Health & Safety

The aim of this unit is to increase your understanding of health and safety and its importance in the salon in which you work. You will develop the ability to carry out a simple risk analysis, recognise a hazard and how to deal with the hazard responsibly. You will have the ability to set up and follow safe and hygienic working practices. You will also develop the ability to locate firefighting equipment, and first aid resources and have an awareness of fire, emergency and evacuation procedures.

Client Consultation

You will develop the ability to provide an effective consultation & advisory service for your clients. Being able to identify the capability of your client’s hair will allow you to make recommendations based on questioning, observation & test results. You will develop the ability to shampoo hair correctly & to provide correct customer care. You will learn how to deal with influencing factors like the clients’ previous history of their hair, contraindications, skin & scalp disorders, their lifestyle, and commitment to the service involved.

Cut Facial Hair

Throughout this unit, you will learn how to create a variety of different looks for men using a variety of different techniques such as clippers over comb, scissors over comb, freehand and contouring. Using these cutting techniques you will be able to demonstrate that you can produce a variety of beard and moustache looks to suit your clients. You will demonstrate working on curly and straight hair taking into consideration all influencing factors.

Cut Men's Hair

Throughout this unit you will learn how to create a variety of different looks for men (both curly & straight hair) using scissors, thinning scissors, detailer, clippers and attachments, club cutting, texturising, tapering, blending, scissors over comb, clippers over comb, freehand styling and finishing, different products for recommendation to clients and advice on aftercare. Using these cutting techniques you will demonstrate that you can produce a variety of graduated and uniform layered haircuts, with or without fringes and partings.

Our Dedicated Shave Workshop Course Covers

• Health and safety when shaving
• How to handle and use your tools correctly
• How to prepare client
• Facial massage
• Facial hair growth patterns
• Influencing factors
• The use of hot and cold towels
• Delivering a smooth shave
• After care products

Hear from our Past Students:







Act Fast as Spaces are Strictly Limited!

  • Call Siobhan on 01-6729125 or 087-2215143 for more information

  • We offer Special Rates for Large Group Bookings, Schools & Colleges

  • Ask about our Payment Plans

  • One Day ‘Hot Towel Shaving’ Workshops

  • Deposits non refundable

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