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Course Overview

QQI Level 5 Hairdressing 5M3351
Department of Education & Science - Irish Senior Trade
Examinations in Hairdressing (IST) - Year 2

This 2 year fulltime programme is designed for those who wish to obtain a national and international recognised qualification in Hairdressing. Training is carried out in a fully-equipped salon designed to simulate an actual salon where learners obtain hands-on practical experience. At the end of year 1 learner’s sit QQI Level 5 examinations, candidates who have completed first year successfully can further progress into second year. At the end of year 2 learners take the Senior Trades L6 Examination. Work Experience is mandatory in both years and takes place in the Salon Industry.

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Typical Modules

Hairdressing Practical
Hairdressing Theory
Hairdressing Science
Combined Materials
Customer Services
Internet & e-mail
Interpersonal Skills
Health & Safety
Work Experience
Entry Requirements
Employment Opportunities
  •  Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent.
  • Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply.
  • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements.
  • In addition applicants will have to undertake an interview.
  • Those that successfully complete the programme are qualified to enter the industry as Improvers or Senior Improvers.
  • The IST qualification, combined with four years’ relevant industrial experience, is a recognised Hairdressing teaching qualification.
  • Institutes of Technology and other Colleges around the country may be offering opportunities for further studies. Please check with the individual Admissions Offices of any institution you are interested in attending visit www.cao.ie
This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.