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Cavan Institute




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.

Career Opportunities

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


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.

Course Fees


Course Content

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering 3002-62 QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing

  • City and Guilds Barbering 

  • Science 

  • Work Experience 

  • Safety and Health at Work 

  • Retail Selling 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, highlighting and perming men’s hair, and related theory subjects. 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 in barbershops.

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Hear From Past Students  Of This Course Area ...

Lyle Maher

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