• CERTIFICATION:QQI Level 5 Award in Hairdressing (5M3351)

                                            City & Guilds Diploma Level 5 equivalence in Hairdressing & Barbering (3008)

  • DURATION:1 Year


This course is designed for students who are interested in a career in hairdressing and barbering. Students will study and practise all aspects of women's and men's hairdressing.

Programme of Study

Hairdressing Theory and Practice

  • Consulting and Diagnosing Hair and Scalp Conditions
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Blow-drying and Setting
  • Cutting Women's Hair
  • Colouring
  • Perming and Neutralising

Hairdressing Science

  • Skin, Hair and Head Diseases, Hygiene and Safety
  • Hairdressing Processes
  • Salon Environment

Barbering Techniques

  • Client Care for Men
  • Men's Cutting Techniques
  • Facial Hair Cutting

Creative Styling

  • Creative Hair Up Styling
  • Wig and Hairpiece Styling
  • Hair Extensions including Bonding, Clip and Weft techniques.


Work Experience

Retail Selling

Safety and Health at Work

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit profile
  • Full QQI Level 4 award with a merit profile
  • Mature Applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following a successful interview.

Learner’s must source their own work placement.

Career Opportunities
  • Hairdressing
  • Cruise Ships
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Leisure Centres
  • Trichology
  • Session Stylist
  • Barber
  • Receptionist
  • Sales Representative
  • Health Spas
  • Hotels
  • Film & Theatre
  • Salons

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