Hairdressing with Barbering Techniques (Level 5)

Award Title:  QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing                                                                                                                            Department of Education and Skills Junior Trade Certificate

Course Co-ordinator:  Suzanne Sheridan          

Award Code:  5M3351

Programme Description:

This is a one-year, full-time programme that enables learners to obtain a range of practical and theoretical skills en route to attaining the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Hairdressing and Barbering as well as the Department of Education and Skills Junior Trade Certificate.

Component Awards:

  • Hairdressing Theory and Practice (5N3345)
  • Hairdressing Science (5N3346)
  • Barbering Techniques (5N3348)
  • Safety and Health at Work (5N1794)
  • Reception and Frontline Office Skills (5N1407)
  • Customer Service (5N0972)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Event Production (5N1374)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • A related Level 4 qualification.
  • Leaving Certificate Biology desirable but not essential.
  • Successful completion of an interview.
  • Mature applicants are welcome.


  • Successful candidates have the opportunity to progress to Salon Apprenticeships, hair retail outlets, product company representative, stylists positions.
  • There are also opportunities to access further and higher education including progression to complete advanced qualifications at Level 6 at Ormonde College of Further Education.


  • Approximately €900 including the cost of uniform, kit, products, textbooks and examination fees.  Full details of uniform and kit will be provided at induction.
  • The kit purchased by students is of professional standard and designed for long-term usage.

Additional Courses:

  • There are a number of short courses offered throughout the year which may, in some cases, entail further costs.
  • Major industry companies visit the college to offer workshops in up-styling and colouring.
  • A number of field trips and excursions will be organised throughout the academic year including visits to the Wella Academy, Dublin.