Hairdressing

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.

Subjects

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

Science:

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

General Skills:

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Customer Service
  • Safety & Health at Work

Courses starting September 2021:
Due to Covid19 restrictions some elements of courses may be delivered remotely. 
Access to a PC/ lap-top/tablet would assist you and is advised.

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 (QQI Level 5) and of Junior Trade Certificate. All entry is subject to interview.

Subjects

Core:

  • Barbering Techniques
  • Colouring
  • Colour Selection & Consultation
  • Permanent Waving
  • Maintenance of Tools
  • Fashion Cutting & Styling
  • Design Skills
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design
  • Work Experience


Theory:

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


Workshops:

  • Creative Styling

Courses starting September 2021:
Due to Covid19 restrictions some elements of courses may be delivered remotely. 
Access to a PC/ lap-top/tablet would assist you and is advised.

National Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Developed by a consortium of industry and education providers the new National Hairdressing Apprenticeship will provide successful apprentices with a Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Hairdressing which will be the only recognised national qualification for fully qualified hairdressers in Ireland.

This apprenticeship programme is designed to ensure that the apprentice receives training, both on and off the job, which is formally regulated and of a consistent standard nationally.

The duration of the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship will be a minimum of three years with training consisting of 80% on-the-job education and training with the employer and 20% off-the-job training with Crumlin College on a day release basis.

To qualify for acceptance onto the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship program, candidates must firstly secure employment as an apprentice with an approved salon that will then start the registration process with SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority.

https://hairdressingapprenticeship.ie/.

How to find us

Crumlin College of Further Education, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

+353 1 454 0662

enrol@ccfe.cdetb.ie