Barber Society of Ireland partakes in Barbering Apprenticeship development

Published 15th May 2024 by Karina Corbett

The Barber Society of Ireland recently took part in a peer review with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (ETB) and the Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation (Habic), as well as representatives and educators from the barbering industry.

The review, which took place in the Athlone Springs Hotel in Co Roscommon, was centred on the development of the National Barbering Apprenticeship.

Last year the Limerick and Clare ETB was given approval to begin work on a Barbering Apprenticeship Programme, with consultation events taking place following the announcement.

Programme development was set to be facilitated by a Consortium Steering Group of barbering industry experts and professionals, representatives of industry employer organisations, representatives of small, medium and large industry employers, and education and administration professionals.

Initial work on the programmes involves gathering the opinions of barbering experts and professionals on an occupational profile for the apprenticeship. The occupational profile is a description of the knowledge, skills, competencies and professional qualities that barbering apprentices will have at the end of the apprenticeship.

“We had two fantastic days at the peer review in Athlone Springs Hotel,” said the Barber Society of Ireland. “Working together, we had some engaging discussions on module development, calendar schedules and programme outlines for the National Barbering Apprenticeship. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic programme.”

Karina Corbett

Karina Corbett

Published 15th May 2024

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