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


2020-21 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist Course Fees


Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.

€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.

Fee Exemptions

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:

  • Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

  • Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 7th September 2020. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after Friday 2nd October 2020. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 




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