Hairdressing and Barbering Techniques (Level 6)

Award Title:  Department of Education and Skills Senior Trade Certificate.                                                                               QQI Level 6 Component Certificate.

Programme Co-ordinator:  Suzanne Sheridan

Programme Description:

This advanced Hairdressing and Barbering course leads to the DES Senior Trades Hairdressing qualification and QQI Level 6 minor awards.  Learners will be afforded the opportunity to study advanced practical hairdressing and barbering techniques and related skills in a very practically-focused environment.

Component Awards:

  • Hairdressing Theory and Practice.
  • Hairdressing Science.
  • Advanced Barbering Techniques.
  • Creative Styling.
  • Work Experience.
  • Start Your Own Business.
  • Barbering Techniques

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a Level 5 Hairdressing qualification.
  • Successful completion on an interview.
  • Relevant industry experience.
  • Mature applicants are welcome.


  • Salon Apprenticeship.
  • Colour/Perm Technician.
  • Opportunities to progress to further and higher education.
  • Opportunities to work on cruise liners, in theatre and film.
  • Industry representatives.


Approximately €500 including the cost of uniform, kit, products, textbooks and examination fees.  Full details of uniform and kit requirements will be provided at induction.

Additional Courses:

  • There are a number of additional short courses offered throughout the year which may, in some cases, entail further costs.
  • Major industry companies attend college to offer workshops in up-styling and colouring.