Hairdressing (Level 6)

Award Title: Department of Education and Skills Senior Trade Certificate / QQI Level 6 Component Certificate
Programme Co-ordinator: Suzanne Sheridan
Award Code: 20856

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
  • Customer Service
  • Barbering Techniques
  • Creative Styling (5N3349)
  • Work Experience is mandatory on Fridays also block release over the Christmas period

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 Training:

  • There are several additional short courses offered throughout the year which may in some cases, entail further costs
  • Major industry companies attend college to offer workshops in Upstyling and Colouring. Attending courses on Colour Focus 1 and Focus 2, Hi-lighting, and cutting.

“The teachers at Ormonde College 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! This work is at all times supervised by my teacher who guides and encourages your progress. Should any adjustments be necessary Suzanne is on hand to help! We also attend courses out of college time at the Wella Academy where we also receive an added Certificate. We take work experience on a Friday which is great as it allows you to interact with the salon staff. I have been successful in securing extra work in the salon on a Saturday which is wonderful. I will feel sad to finish in May as I move on to the next chapter in my career, but I know I have been offered a grant start in my career to being the best hairdresser: who knows, in a few years I might have a Salon of my own or I may travel world with my career! To conclude, if you want a career in Hairdressing I would definitely recommend Ormonde College.”

Therese – Hairdressing (Level 6) 2023