Hairdressing (Year 1)

This is a one year course which consists of intensive training in the skills and education required for the Hairdressing Industry with the option to continue for a further year to a higher level of hairdressing in Crumlin College. Training is provided in the fully-equipped College hairdressing salons. Our work experience programme offers students the opportunity to further develop their skills in selected and approved hairdressing salons.

Awarding Body

  • QQI - Hairdressing Award, Level 5 5M3351
  • Department of Education & Skills - Junior Trade Hairdressing Certificate

Career Opportunities

Crumlin College is a major provider of courses for the Hairdressing Industry including training for apprentices for Junior Trade and Senior Trade; short courses for updating Hairdressing Skills and the Masters Diploma Course for qualified hairdressers. These part-time courses can be combined with a salon apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of this course, students may gain placement as a Senior First Year Apprentice in a high-profile hairdressing salon or progress to Year 2 Hairdressing in Crumlin College.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent - exemptions may be granted to mature students. All entry is subject to interview.


Core Skills:

  • Shampooing & Conditioning
  • Setting & Blow Styling
  • Basic Colour & Permanent Waving
  • Basic Cutting Techniques
  • Reception & Client Consultation

Cosmetic Studies:

  • Basic Upstyling
  • Wig Fitting
  • Hair Extensions


  • Diagnosis of Hair & Scalp
  • Salon Health & Safety/Hygiene
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Electricity

General Skills:

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Customer Service
  • Safety & Health at Work
Hairdressing (Year 2)

This is a one year course which involves on and off-the-job training in Hairdressing. This will include 3 days College training in the fully-equipped hairdressing salon. Students who successfully complete this course may gain placement as a 2nd or 3rd year Apprentice in a high-profile hairdressing salon.

Awarding Body

  • Department of Education & Skills - Senior Trade Hairdressing Certificate.
  • QQI¬†Modules - Level 5 and 6

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of this course, students may gain placement as a Junior Stylist. Students can progress to further hairdressing training in Crumlin College with evening part-time courses - short courses for updating of hairdressing skills & the 2-Year Masters Diploma Course which is certified by the Irish Hairdressers Federation (IHF).

Possible Career Opportunities:

  • Qualified Hairdresser
  • Salon Instructor
  • Salon Manager / Owner
  • Company Technician
  • Artistic Director
  • Theatre / Fashion Photographic Styling

Minimum Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Hairdressing Award (FETAC(QQI) Level 5) and of Junior Trade Certificate. All entry is subject to interview.



  • Barbering Techniques
  • Colouring
  • Colour Selection & Consultation
  • Permanent Waving
  • Maintenance of Tools
  • Fashion Cutting & Styling
  • Design Skills
  • Image Processing
  • Work Experience


  • Care & Maintenance of Hairdressing Tools
  • Hairdressing Science
  • Salon Health, Safety and Hygiene
  • Principles of Colour & Perming
  • Business Management


  • Creative Styling

How to find us

Crumlin College of Further Education, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

+353 1 454 0662