Course Aim

This course is taught by qualified professionals who incorporate demonstrations and hands-on workshops with theory work. An integrated work placement providing invaluable industry exposure and state of the art salon facilities ensures graduates will gain recognised qualifications in Barbering.


Course Modules

  • Barbering Techniques
  • Client Consultation
  • Hairdressing Theory and Practice
  • Cutting Men’s Hair
  • Cutting Facial Hair
  • Hairdressing Science
  • Work Experience
  • Customer Service
  • Communications
  • Digital Marketing


5M3351 QQI Level 5 Hairdressing

Additional Certificate

ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Barbering


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Progression to Degrees

Graduates can progress to study various related courses in OFI including Professional Hairdressing. Additionally, learners can access Level 6 and Diploma programmes in Hairdressing and Barbering. Learners may also progress to specialist programmes to gain further qualifications in this area in a variety of colleges in Ireland and in the UK.

Career Opportunities

The course will allow successful candidates to seek employment in locations such as: Barber Shops | Hair Salons | Demonstrators | Salon Owner| Film, Theatre and TV Hair Specialist Stylist | Salon Manager | Hairdressing Tutor | Cruise Ships


A shortage of trained Barbers mean there are many positions unfilled in Ireland


Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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