Hairdressing and Barbering

Course Aim

This one year course designed to facilitate those wishing to pursue a career in the hairdressing or barbering industry. Kick-start your career in the hair and beauty industry and gain the skills required to in run and manage a working salon. Successful candidates obtain a professional, national and internationally accredited qualification allowing graduates to specialise in barbering or women’s hairdressing.


Course Modules

  • Hairdressing Theory and Practice
  • Hairdressing Science
  • Barbering Techniques
  • Customer Service
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Teamworking
  • Personal Effectiveness



5M3351 QQI Level 5 Hairdressing


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.

Higher Education

Learners can progress to study various related courses in OFI including Makeup Artistry, Hairdressing, Holistic Health and Wellbeing or Advanced Beauty Therapy. Learners may also progress to specialist programmes to gain a tutor qualification in this area in a variety of colleges in Ireland and the UK.


Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Hair Stylist l Barbering l Image Consultant | Film, Theatre and TV Hair Specialist Stylist | Product & Equipment Sales Representative | Salon Manager | Hairdressing Tutor



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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