Project Description


Code: 255540
Coordinator:Roísin Scanlon

The Hairdressing industry is a dynamic working environment, with opportunities for many different careers.

Our Level 5 course leads to internationally recognised qualifications in the art of hairdressing. You will learn the practical skills of hairdressing and styling, and the underpinning theoretical knowledge that will enable you to pursue a career in hairdressing business. You will work in professional facilities and with award-winning staff.

This course will prepare you for work and you can also progress to our Level 6 Professional Hairdressing and Styling course.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • High-level skills training
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Award-winning Hairdressing team
  • Build your own creative portfolio
  • Excellent progression routes, including our own Level 6 programme

Course Content

  • Customer Services
  • Hairdressing Theory & Practice
  • Hairdressing Science
  • Reception
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Salon Hairstylist
  • Self-employed Hairstylist
  • Fashion Hairstylist
  • Product Representative
  • Cruise Ship Hairstylist
  • Resort Hairstylist
  • TV & Film Hairstylist
  • Wedding & Event Hairstylist
  • hairdressing v2

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing 3002-30
SEC Hairdressing Junior Trades

Standard registration and Other Awarding Bodies (see costs, fees and finance).
City & Guilds exam costs €240
SEC Hairdressing Junior Trades

Additional Costs
Hairdressing Kit €320 average price
Books €35 average price
Salon Uniform Pack Required €30 average price


Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place – only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.