• Code: FH
  • Certification:

    City & Guilds Diploma Level 5 equivalence on the NQF in Barbering (3008-03)

    QQI Level 5 Minor award in Hairdressing (5M3351)

  • Duration: One Year


This 1 Year course is for those who are interested in beginning a career in an exciting and creative industry. This course is intended to provide you with a good knowledge of gent’s hairdressing and is designed for those who have a genuine interest in Barbering.

Programme of Study
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Follow health and safety in the salon 
  • Client consultation for hair services 
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp 
  • Promote products and services 
  • Cut Men’s hair
  • Style Men’s hair 
  • Cut facial hair

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Full QQI Level 4 award
  • Mature Applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Career Opportunities
  • Barber
  • Cruise Ships
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Session Stylist
  • TV/Film & Theatre
Course Co-Ordinator

Michelle McLoughlin

Where are they now?

denis otvos "Choosing the Barbering course at Bray Institute was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It has taught me all the things I needed to know as a beginner barber but it has also taught me all the theory behind cutting hair which I had no clue about until then. When I first thought about starting barbering, I didn’t know where to start until I came across the Bray Institute course and I’m glad I went and did it. It has opened up pathways in my barbering career. Just a few weeks before completing the course I got a job opportunity with “The Grafton Barbers” and I couldn’t believe it because if it wasn’t for the course I wouldn’t know how to cut hair. Fast forward a year and I am now a Senior Stylist at Grafton Barbers. It has been so beneficial for me to attend the barbering course at Bray Institute. Everything that has been covered in class has been a huge benefit to me here at Grafton Barbers." - Denis Otvos

Share with your Friends