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



Course Fees


Subjects within the course are tailored for the male hairdressing industry and include barbering techniques, 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.  

About This Course

Course Content

Barbering Techniques



Work Experience

Safety and Health at Work

Retail Selling

City and Guilds Barbering

Hairdressing Theory and Practice

Customer Service

Personal Effectiveness

Junior Trades Certificate

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 Senior 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 employment on a cruise liner, participating in completion work, working in the wholesale/retail sector or as a technician for a leading company in the vocational area.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing 

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Barbering 3002-62

Department of Education and Skills Junior Trade Certificate