Hairdressing & Barbering Techniques

Award Title: Hairdressing Senior Trade Certificate
Programme Co-ordinator: Ashling Kenrick
Award Code: NL08619
Course Code: 414232

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.  

Course Content May Include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Client Services
  • Creative Styling
  • Cutting & Colouring
  • Colour Correction
  • Hair Perming

Special Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a Level 5 Hairdressing qualification.
  • Relevant industry experience.


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

Additional Activities:

  • Additional short courses, industry workshops in Upstyling and Colouring, field trips and excursions may be offered throughout the year, including visits to the Wella Academy for courses on Colour Focus 1 and Focus 2, Hi-lighting, and cutting.  

“The teachers at College of FET Kilkenny were very warm and welcoming and I was pleasantly surprised by the salon as it is laid out similar to a real salon. Models from the public come to have their hair done by the students giving a real hands-on feel. When you have created a style or colour change or cut you feel so excited! If you want a career in Hairdressing I would definitely recommend this course.”

Therese – Hairdressing