City and Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (3002-66)
    Department of Education and Skills Senior Trade Certificate

  • DURATION: 1 Year


This is a combined course, offering both an international and national accreditation. This course is designed for Junior stylists who are looking to progress their career in Hairdressing and becoming a Senior Stylist. It is also suitable for those working in the hairdressing industries who wish to obtain a recognised qualification.

Programme of Study
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Consultation support for colleagues on hair services 
  • Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks 
  • Style and dress hair using a variety of Techniques 
  • Colour hair to create a variety of looks 
  • Creative Hairdressing Design Skills 
  • Perm hair to create a variety of looks
  • Hair colour correction

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following: 

  • NVQ Level 2 award in Hairdressing (City and Guilds or ITEC (International Therapy Examining Council)) 
  • QQI Level 5 award in Hairdressing 
  • Junior Trade qualification 
  • If you do not hold any of the above qualifications, you must have at least 5 years salon experience and a copy of apprenticeship trade card, along with salon references. 
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with relevant experience 
  • Mature Applicants – relevant experience in the hairdressing industry will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications Places are offered following a successful interview.

Learners must source their own work placement.

Career Opportunities
  • Senior Hair Stylist
  • Cruise Ships
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Trichology
  • Session Stylist
  • Salon Receptionist
  • Sales Representative
  • Health Spas
  • TV/Film & Theatre
Course Co-Ordinator

Louise O'Brien

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