Hairdressing and Barbering
Year 1


  • Hairdressing Practical & Theory
  • Hairdressing Science
  • Barbering Techniques
  • Creative Styling
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Safety and Health


  • Hair Salon – 2nd Year Apprentice
  • Cruise Liner
  • Company Representative
  • Hair Retail Outlet

Courses Description

This is a full-time course which involves on- and off-the-job intensive training. It provides students with the range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for the hairdressing industry. Training is provided in two fully-equipped modern salons. As part of this course, other experts from the industry hold workshops with the class throughout the year.

This course provides an excellent pathway into the Hairdressing Apprenticeship, allowing a student develop links with salons and get a feel for the industry.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/LC Applied
  • Successful completion of interview
  • Mature students welcome


  • QQI – Level 5 Hairdressing Certificate (5M3351)
  • Department of Education & Skills Junior Trade Certificate


Excel Version or PDF Version of course costs.

Please Note: Every effort is made to have these costs as accurate as possible, however, please be aware that some of these costings are supplied by external agencies & external exam bodies and there is a potential for those to change unexpectedly. If changes occur they will be communicated to learners as soon as possible.

Work Experience

  • One day per week
  • Two week block in December


Successful completion of Hairdressing Year 1 provides entry to the Hairdressing Year 2 course. QQI (5M3351) is recognized by the Recognition of Prior Learning process to gain advanced entry to Stage 2 of the Hairdressing Apprenticeship.

N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.

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