About

Welcome to our Academy of Barbering! We are extremely proud to be able to bring the very finest of the worlds leading barbering educators, headed by our resident Academy Director, Charles Clarke SRSB, to the fantastic county of Cavan.

Charles is the leading barbering educator in the island of Ireland with almost 30 years experience in the industry.  He has reached levels that very few can boast and is as he says himself “continually learning”.

He currently sits on the Barber Council of Ireland as a General Secretary, the City & Guilds Industry Management Board, is a fully qualified IQA assessor and educator, has worked with names such as Adam Sloan, Danian Owen, Garry Jackson, Ted Johnston and was on Sid Sottung’s international creative team.

Charles also teaches throughout the world with regular classes in the Luxurious Coiffeur Barber School Zurich by Eddine Balaid, Switzerland. Charles also hosts frequent CPD courses for some of the Country’s largest college and institution tutors.  We are undoubtedly truly honoured to have a barber of this calibre on board with our team.

Our Courses

Are courses are adjudicated by the careful and ever watchful eye of  VTCT. Each one is fully accredited and internationally recognised, meaning that you can travel anywhere in the world and your grades will be recognised and accepted. This also gives you the peace of mind that you are being trained to the highest of standards and investing in your future with the best foundation possible.

All of our courses are listed on the QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework) and are either based in the VRQ or NVQ platform. Courses vary in duration, ranging from 12 weeks to one full year term. Classes are held on a four day week or a four evening a week rotation.

A deposit will secure your place on a course, however numbers are limited per course, so our advice is to be organised and register as soon as possible. Deposits vary depending on the duration of the course, with a certificate award deposit being €500.00 and a diploma deposit being €1,000.00. Balances can be paid up front or in a 0% interest free payment schedule arranged between you and your tutor. Outstanding balances must be settled before assessments can occur. We have a full team of qualified IQA’s and EQA’s to ensure full quality assurance.

Course Details

In-Your-Own-Salon Seminar – from €495.00

Charles will travel to your salon or academy, anywhere in the E.U. or the U.K. and host a bespoke training seminar designed with your specific needs at the forefront of the day’s objectives.

Cover all areas of barbering; from fading to hot-towel traditional shaving in this comprehensive course.

You have the opportunity to also generate revenue from this seminar by opening this for “look and learn” observers from within the industry.

*N.B. Additional travel expenses may be incurred and will be discussed at the point of order. Dates will be discussed to suit you upon payment of the fee. Flights & Hotels can be provided by you if you can find these cheaper than us.

1 Day Fade It Seminar – from €155.00

Learn the tricks of the trade on how to create the perfect fade in this one day course. Look and learn or take part in a practical workshop in a full day seminar.

The fade has been around for decades, and it looks like it is here to stay for the foreseeable future! Use the skills you learn on this course to increase your salon revenue and male clientele.

*Date will be provided upon payment.

1 Day Shaving Seminar – from €245.00

This is a one day course that can be completed as a “Look and Learn” morning session or a full day workshop with practical experience. In this course you will learn basic health and safety, preparation for shaving services, natural functions of the skin and hair, provide shaving services. A model is required for the full day workshop. All equipment required is provided for you to use on the day and we shall advise you of the equipment you will need to provide this service commercially in your salon.
 

Level 3 NVQ Provide Shaving Services - (QCF) – from €1,075.00

This is a 5 week course on a 1 day or 2 evening per week basis. In this curriculum you will cover all modules that will demonstrate your ability to provide shaving services commercially. Upon completion you will achieve an award that will show you are competent in providing men’s shaving services. This course is recommended for anyone with an existing NVQ or VRQ Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Hairdressing although no formal experience is required.

*Date will be confirmed upon payment of deposit or in full.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Barbering – VTCT – from €5,150.00

This is a 60 week course on a 1 day or 2 evening per week basis. In this curriculum you will cover all areas of modern barbering, including providing shaving services. Upon completion you will achieve a Diploma that will show you are competent in providing advanced men’s services. This course is recommended for anyone with an existing NVQ or VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing.

This diploma will enable you to own your own salon and register as a State Registered Senior Barber (SRSB).

Level 3 Certificate in Barbering - VRQ (QCF) – from €2,150.00

This is a 12 week course on a 4 evening per week basis. In this curriculum you will cover 4 mandatory modules that will demonstrate your ability to adhere to Health & Safety, Client Consultation, Cutting Facial Hair and Cutting Men’s hair. Upon completion you will achieve a certificate that will show you are competent in providing men’s services.

This course is recommended for anyone with an existing NVQ or VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing.

Level 2 Extended Diploma in Barbering - VRQ (QCF) from €5,150.00

This is a 48 week course on a 4 day or per week basis. In this curriculum you will cover 4 mandatory modules that will demonstrate your ability to adhere to Health & Safety, Client Consultation, Cutting Facial Hair and Cutting Men’s hair, and several optional units.

Upon completion you will achieve a diploma that will show you are competent in providing men’s services. This course is recommended for anyone without experience and qualifies you as a Barber ready for the salon, as a State Registered Barber (SRB).

Level 2 Certificate in Barbering - VRQ (QCF) – from €2,150.00

This is a 6 week course on a 4 day or 4 evening per week basis. In this curriculum you will cover 4 mandatory modules that will demonstrate your ability to adhere to Health & Safety, Client Consultation, Cutting Facial Hair and Cutting Men’s hair. Upon completion you will achieve a certificate that will show you are competent in providing basic men’s services.

This course is recommended for anyone with an existing NVQ or VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing although no experience is required.

Choose your payment method and secure your place on our next course now!

Remember

Once you book your place on the course we will contact you with the available dates. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from a list of dates provided, that may best suit your schedule. Main courses can be commenced at any time in the year, at which you shall be advised when registration is complete. Easy payment schedules can be arranged to suit your ability to pay within reason, with final installment due before the assessment commences.

Special requirements shall be assessed before the course commences and adjustments will be implemented where necessary by our EQA.  Places are limited and we shall try our best to accommodate all applicants.

N.B. Our advice to you is whether you choose to further or begin your career with us or not is to be extremely careful and wise as to where you spend your money.  This is an investment in your future and should be approached with caution. Beware of cheaper alternatives!

Charles Clarke Gents Hairdressing

Orpen Shopping Centre, Belfast, Finaghy, BT10 0BG

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