Barbering (part-time)

QQI Level 4 Part Award – 1 Year

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives those in receipt of social welfare the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits.
For those not in receipt of a social welfare payment there will be a course charge of €50.

This is a one year part time course. The course aims to prepare students for employment in the barbering industry. Students will receive training and gain confidence in order to secure an apprenticeship in a Barbering Salon. Emphasis is placed on all key areas of Barbering which will enhance students’ techniques, creative and interpersonal skills. All practical training takes place in our fully equipped hair salon.

Course Content*

  • Barbering Techniques (QQI level 5)
  • Customer Service
  • Workplace Safety
  • Team-working
  • IT Skills.

(*Subject to change)

Entry Requirements

To be BTEI eligible, applicants must be in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment before starting the course. Participants on CE schemes or TUS may apply also.

For those who do not meet the above requirements there will be a €50 course charge.


QQI Level 4 Part Award


Successful learners may progress onto Hairdressing QQI level 5.

Career Opportunities

This is an area of study that offers excellent career opportunities in the Barbering Industry – Junior Barber, Theatrical and/or Film, Hairdressing work, Hairdressing retail outlets.


1 year (Autumn – May)

How to Apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ at the top of this page

Apply by selecting  ‘Department Choice 1’ →  ‘BTEI Courses’ and ‘Course Choice 1’  →  ‘Barbering’

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