Course Overview

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Our Hairdressing course aims to provide learning opportunities for those with a flair for hair who want to turn their passion into a career. The course covers the relevant knowledge, skills and competences, including platting, twisting, colouring, shampoo and conditioning. The knowledge and skills offered on this course are required for progressing to employment or further education and takes place within our fully-kitted Training Salon. When learners progresses to a particular stage, they undertake Work Experience which helps them expand their foundational knowledge and skills learned on the course.

Learners gain the opportunity to develop in a personal capacity as other modules in the course cover salon & reception duties. To ensure learners experience industry and trend-setting standards, an array of annual field trips to industry-specific expo’s and events are organized. Work Experience is a fundamental part of the course. Work Experience is a fundamental part of the course. As such, Learners are offered work-related supports to help with their progression.

Certification offered as part of this course are VTCT Certificate at Level 2 with an optional addition of a VTCT Diploma at Level 2 – both are the equivalent of QQI level 4

Graduates of the course can progress to employment in salons etc. or if further education is preferred; Marino College & Cavan College are regular progression destinations.

A new Hairdressing apprenticeship is being expanded by SOLAS for course graduates who meet the entry requirements.

Close-Up of A Hairdresser's Hands

Learner Comment;
"I would recommend doing the Hairdressing course with Pauline as it has been the best decision I ever made, It has helped me to learn a lot more about working with hair. I really enjoy getting up early and coming to the course every morning" Shannon.

Course Modules

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing Services - AH20166

  • Introduction to the Hair & Beauty sector
  • Following health & safety practice in the salon
  • Working in the hair industry
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampoo and conditioning for the hair and scalp
  • Planting & twisting hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Create a theme based image in the sector
  • Salon reception duties
  • Presenting a professional image in the salon
  • Infection prevention in Hairdressing & Barbering services - IP2A1
Hair Styling in Salon


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VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing
VTCT Level 2 Diploma (optional)
1 year Full-time
Up to 2 Years Full-time if needed
Number of Places
Entry Requirements
16 to 21 years old
No minimum educational entry requirements
Recruiting for Sept
Work Experience
Progression Options
Employment/Apprenticeship or Further Eduction
Training Allowance
Up to €232 per week (if eligible)



If you would like to to apply for this course, please fill in the application form by tapping the Apply Here button below. We will be in touch once we have had time to review your application.