Hairdressing and Barbering
Year 2


  • Hairdressing Theory
  • Hairdressing Practice
  • Hairdressing Science
  • Creative Styling (5N3347)
  • Barbering (5N3348)
  • Theatre & Film Make-Up (6N4700)


  • Hair Salon – 3rd Year Trainee
  • Cruise Liner
  • Company Representative
  • Hair Retail Outlet
  • Colour Technician
  • Perm Technician
  • Progress to further studies

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, with internationally recognised certification. Training is provided in two fully-equipped modern salons.

Throughout the year, other leading experts from the industry will hold workshops in cutting, colouring, barbering, up-styling and hair extensions.

Students may be brought to shows as part of their training and will also have the opportunity to enter Hair Competitions.The Hairdressing students enter National Hairdressing Competitions annually, with WCFE having had many winners over the years. Competition training and workshops with leading hairdressers are included in the Year 2 course.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Hairdressing Year 1 course with a Pass (minimum) in Hairdressing Science and Hairdressing Theory and Practice.


  • QQI Component Certificate at Levels 5 & 6
  • Department of Education & Skills Senior Trade Certificate


Excel Version or PDF Version of course costs.  Year 1 kit and books will be used again in Year 2.

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

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

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