This one-year course will prepare students to work in the
hairdressing and haircare industries.
This is the ideal starting point for a successful and fulfilling
career in the hairdressing industry. Students develop
the required skills to work in a professional salon and
also perfect the customer communication essential to its
The course will cover all key areas of hairdressing which will
enhance students’ techniques and their creative and interpersonal skills.
This course caters for school leavers and mature students.
It is an intense, one-year programme, which requires a high
level of commitment, attendance and enthusiasm.
The following modules will be offered subject to availability
or demand and are subject to change:
• Hairdressing Theory and Practice
• Hairdressing Science
• Customer Service
• Safety and Health at Work
• Work Experience
• Word Processing
• Creative Styling
• Retail Selling
• Skin Care Eye Treatments and Make-Up
Graduates who qualify in this area can pursue a career in
styling, theatrical film work, general hairdressing work,
hairdressing retail outlets or it can lead to placement as a
senior 1st year apprentice in a hairdressing salon.
Further study for junior and senior trade certificates can be
undertaken in Dunboyne College.
Graduates may further their study at Level 6 in the hair
industry in Dunboyne College of Further Education or any
level 7 or level 8 degrees at technological universities
around the country.
Students from this course are well placed to enter hairdressing apprenticeships or to gain employment in
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION
DCFE: Hairdressing Senior Trade (Level 6, 1 Year)
Direct to Employment
Level 7 or level 8 degrees at technological universities around the country.
• Level 5 Hairdressing 5M3351
• ITEC qualifi cations in Skincare and Makeup
• To successful complete ITEC qualifications students must meet ITEC attendance requirements
• Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied
• Mature Students or;
• Other equivalent qualifi cations
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.