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.
Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent
Mature applicants welcome
Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here
QQI Level 5 Award in Hairdressing (5M3351)
DES Junior Trade Certificate (Level 5)
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
Shampooing & Conditioning
Setting & Blow Styling
Basic Colour & Permanent Waving
Basic Cutting Techniques
Reception & Client Consultation
Working with wigs and hair - pieces
Make-Up application for beauty, fashion & Cosmetic retail industry
Progression to Higher Education
Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links
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.
Student Services Registration Fee:
DES Programme Participation Contribution:
QQI Examination Fees:
(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)
*A Makeup Kit is included as part of the student fees*
Full Hairdressing Kit - Details given of Kit required at Interview - Professional kit approximate cost €150
Two uniforms required - Salon tunics (One crested with SligoCFE logo) available from Jako suppliers Sligo. (Approximate cost €60 for both)
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 07191-45480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Contact Sligo College of Further Education, Clarion Road, Sligo, F91 DY66