Dunboyne College of Further EducationHairdressing Apprenticeship

Hairdressing Apprenticeship

1 Year full time course
Further Education and PLC, Level 6 QQI
Academic year Sept - May
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description


• Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Hairdressing

The Hairdressing Apprenticeship is a 3-year, work-based
learning programme which leads to a level 6 Major Award
on the National Framework of Qualifications. Apprentices
will spend 80% on the job training with the employer and
20% at a training college.
The programme aims to ensure that theoretical learning
in an education or training institution is reinforced by
the practical experience of undertaking a real job and
equips the participant to absorb workplace culture and
business processes, whilst honing employability skills.
The programme is designed to provide the Hairdressing
Apprentice with the knowledge, skills and competencies to
become a skilled and confident hairdresser.
Hairdressers will be qualified to work autonomously in a
competent, professional and independent capacity, with
the ability to use the knowledge, skills and competencies
required in their professional practice. They will
demonstrate an extensive range of skills and services;
from styling, colouring and cutting hair to performing scalp

The programme is divided into 7 modules in year 1, 6
modules in year 2 and 5 modules in year 3.

Stage 1/YEAR 1
• Induction
• Health and
Safety Client
• Shampooing
and Treatments
• Styling and
Finishing 1
• Salon
Reception and
ICT Skills
• Colour 1
• Cutting 1

Stage 2/YEAR 2
• Customer
Service and
• Styling and
Finishing 2
• Colour 2
• Cutting 2
• Team Leadership
• Career in Action

Stage 3/YEAR 3
• Perming and
• Cutting 3
• Colour 3
• Styling and
Finishing 3
• Capstone


On successful completion of your apprenticeship, you
may work as a qualified Hairdresser. Up to now there was
no nationally recognised qualification for hairdressers in
Ireland. This apprenticeship will provide the first nationally
recognised flagship standard for the hairdressing industry.
A hairdressing apprenticeship will ensure that training and
development of hairdressing professionals will be formally
regulated and consistent. It will provide a consistent
standard nationally, providing a route to recognised
qualifications with clear routes for progression within the
industry and to other training and education opportunities.
In addition, the qualification can be used to progress to
advanced entry to relevant third level colleges.

• QQI Level 4 Major Award, or recognised
equivalent (for example Leaving Certificate) or
two years full-time experience working
within a salon.
• CEFRL B2+ level of English
(where English is not a first language).
• QQI Level 5
• Leaving Certificate
• Mature Applicants
Non-Standard Entry
In a case where an applicant does not meet the
educational requirements specified above, they
must satisfactorily complete an informative panel
interview facilitated by the Programme Manager.
Advanced Entry
Where applicable, advanced entry is permitted
into Year 2 only through the Recognition of Prior
Learning process.
Application Process
Students must find a salon that is registered with the
National Hairdressing Apprenticeship.
Applications should be made through the
Hairdressing Apprenticeship at: https://apprenticeship.ie/career-seekers/get-started/next-steps/hairdressing/hairdressing-l6



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