Study Hairdressing at Crumlin College of Further Education

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:

Further Education & Training Awards Council (FETAC)/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 progresss 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

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.
FETAC(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 Job Opportunities - Qualified Hairdresser, Salon Instructor, Salon Manager/Owner, Company Technician, Artisitc 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
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
Study Hairdressing at Crumlin College of Further Education