Certificate in Hairdressing & Barbering


QQI Level 5 in Hairdressing

Course Modules

  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Hairdressing Theory and Practice
  • Hairdressing Science
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Teamworking
  • Personal Effectiveness

Course Aim

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in hairdressing theory, practice and skills to work independently and under supervision in a hairdressing environment.

Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

The course will allow successful candidates to seek employment in locations such as hairdressing salons and barber shops.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students who have completed the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, Leaving Certificate Vocational and mature students with an interest in hairdressing or barbering, with suitable candidates being selected by interview.


 - Course Co-Ordinator


College registration Fees €200.00

Government Levy €200.00*

*Participants are exempt if they:

  • are in receipt of BTEA or VTOS allowance
  • Are eligible for a SUSI Grant
  • Have a full Medical Card

QQI level 5 exam fee €50**

QQI level 6 exam fee €80**

**Participants are exempt if they:

  • Are in receipt of BTEA or VTOS
  • Have a full medical card

Some Courses have additional Fees - these are outlined accordingly.