Kerry ETB
Kerry ETB

Barbering Techniques

This Barbering course will enable you to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in barbering techniques.

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Course overview

The learner will apply appropriate health and safety procedures relevant to a hairdressing salon.

Demonstrate competency in a range of cutting techniques as applied to men’s hairstyles.

Demonstrate competency in the cutting of a men’s beards to achieve the desired facial shape.

This course is scheduled to run 2 evenings a week, Monday & Wednesday for 14 weeks from 6pm to 10pm.

This course will be recruited by interview.

What will I study?

  • Induction 
  • Cut Facial Hair (3002-211) 
  • Follow Health & Safety Practice in the Salon (3002-202) 
  • Shampoo & Condition the Hair & Scalp (3002-204) 
  • Cut Men's Hair (3002-210) 
  • Working in the Hair Industry (3002-201) 
  • Styling Men's Hair (3002-104) 

What is the certification?

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Hair Techniques (3002-40)

What are the entry requirements?

  • Applicants must be over 16 years of age.
  • Must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Preference will be given to candidates that have or currently work in the hairdressing industry.

What is the cost?

Fees apply to all part-time programmes.

A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

Still have questions?

Contact Caroline at Night Course Admissions on 066 714 9600 or Click Here to Email


Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Caroline on our Part-time courses team at Monavalley on 066-7149600 or Stephen on our Part-time courses team in Listowel on 067-21023.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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