Barbering (BTEI)

QQI Level 4 Part Award

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefit.

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 out fully equipped hair salon.

Course Content

Barbering Techniques (QQI level 5), Customer Service, Workplace Safety, Teamworking, IT Skills.


QQI Level 4 Part Award


1 year (September – May)

Entry Requirements

BTEI eligible (unemployed adults looking to return to part time education while retaining their benefits. Participants on CE schemes or TUS may also apply.


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.

How to Apply

Apply here