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Cavan Institute

This is a one year full-time course. It is targeted at males and females who are interested in a career in Barbering.



Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Further Study

Graduates of this Barbering course may progress to the second year of a Hairdressing course in Cavan Institute where they will advance their City and Guilds qualifications and study for the Department of Education Junior Trades Certificate.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this Barbering course, graduates will be job-ready having acquired the skills to work in the male hairdressing industry as qualified barbers. Other opportunities include participating in completion work, working in the wholesale/retail sector or as a technician for a leading company in the vocational area.


City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering 3002-62

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing 


Course Fees





Course Content

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering 3002-62

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing 

City and Guilds Barbering

Hairdressing Science

Work Experience

Safety and Health at Work

Retail Selling

Hairdressing Theory and Practice

Customer Service

About This Course

Subjects within the course are tailored for the barbering industry and include barbering techniques, cutting, beard shaping, fades, styling and finishing of men’s hair, colouring, lightening and perming men’s hair, and safety and health at work. Students will have an opportunity to work on male clients throughout the barbering course. Work placement is an integral part of the course. Students are encouraged to seek their placement specifically in barbershops.  

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Hear From Past Students  Of This Course Area ...

Lyle Maher

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