Hairdressing with Makeup Applications (Junior Trades) - 5M3351                   

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 Sligo CFE. Our award winning hairdressing team provide training in the fully-equipped college hairdressing salon. Our work experience programme offers students the opportunity to further develop their skills in selected and approved hairdressing salons.

This Course is designed to;

Equip the learner with the knowledge and practical skills required for a career as a trainee hairdresser.
It is the perfect induction to the basics in hairdressing and can open a world of opportunity into the world of hairdressing.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent
  • Interview
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here
  • Ukranian applicants should have a certificate of complete secondary education (after grade 11) or higher Click Here


  • QQI Level 5 Award in Hairdressing (5M3351)
  • DES Junior Trade Certificate (Level 5) 

Course Content

  • Creative Styling 5N3349
  • Safety & Health at Work 5N1794
  • Customer Service 5N0972
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Makeup Applications 5N5306
  • Hairdressing Science 5N3346
  • Hairdressing Theory and Practice 5N3345

Core Skills

  • Shampooing & Conditioning                        
  • Setting & Blow Styling
  • Basic Colour & Permanent Waving
  • Basic Cutting Techniques
  • Reception & Client Consultation
  • Up-Styling
  • Working with wigs and hair - pieces
  • Hair extensions
  • Make-Up application for beauty, fashion & Cosmetic retail industry

Progression to Higher Education

Career Opportunities

Sligocfe is a major provider of courses for the Hairdressing Industry including training for apprentices for Junior Trade and City & Guilds international diploma (Senior Trades). 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 Sligocfe.


There are no fees to study this course, however, students will have to purchase some additional items when undertaking this course such as;

  • Tunic (x2)
  • Professional Hairdressing Kit
  • Makeup Kit

Details of cost & supplier will be provided during interview and induction.


Please Note

  • At registration students will be requested to complete documentation in order to successfully pass a garda vetting process before they commence work experience.
  • A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. SligoCFE reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

For More Information

Phone 0719202200 or email [email protected] / [email protected]