Project Description


PLSS Code: 285999
Coordinator:Roísin Scanlon

Our new Barbering course offers detailed skills training in all aspects of barbering and men’s hair grooming. You’ll learn practical skills and the underpinning theory and science to prepare you for a career in this occupational area. Barbering offers many employment opportunities, and our course leads to an internationally-recognised qualification. You will have opportunities to develop you skills and build a portfolio of work that will help you to progress to employment.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Practical skills and applied knowledge
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Expert staff and professional facilities
  • Build a career portfolio of your work

Course Content

  • Salon Health & Safety Practice
  • Hairdressing Consultation
  • Men’s Hair Cutting
  • Facial Hair Cutting
  • Salon Products & Services
  • Personal Health & Well-being
  • Colouring Hair
  • Design & Create Patterns in Hair

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Salon Barber
  • Self-employed Barber
  • Fashion Barber
  • Product Representative
  • Cruise Ship Barber
  • Resort Barber
  • TV & Film Barber
  • Wedding & Event Stylist
  • barbering-testimonial

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

City & Guilds
Level 3 Diploma in Barbering (3003-34)

Standard registration, (Other Awarding Bodies), see costs, fees and finance, and
City & Guilds exam costs €240

Additional Costs
Hairdressing Kit €250 average price
Books €32 average price
Uniform Pack required €18 average price


Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Apply before 29 April 2020 for the opportunity of an early interview, Early interviews normally take place in May.

Apply before August 2020 for a later interview. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place - only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.

Note: This is a full-time course.