Hairdressing Year 2 - (City & Guilds and Senior Trades)  

This Course is Designed to

Further advance into the world of hairdresssing. Our award winning hairdressing department will guide you through City & Guilds International Diploma in women's hairdressing whilst also offering the Department of Educations' Senior Trades qualification. This course also incorporates open salon and competition work. Learners will be expected to attain the highest standards in practical day to day procedures in the hairdressing field. Learners will study and practice all areas of hairdressing including consulting, hair and scalp diagnosing, blow-dry and setting, cutting, colouring, styling and dressing hair for clients, as well as hair science and theory.

Entry Requirements

  • Interview
  • FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing (5M3351)
  • Mature applicants welcome.
  • Interviews held in March, May and September each year.
  • Places are open to qualified hairdressers who require formal written qualifications. 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here


  • QQI Component Cert (for those not achieving full award in Year 1)
  • City & Guilds International Diploma in women’s hairdressing (City & Guilds 3002-21)
  • DES Senior Trades Certificate - (Level 6)

Course Content

  • Working within the hair industry
  • Health and Safety
  • Client consultation
  • Shampoo and condition the hair & scalp
  • Promote products and services
  • Cut women's hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Perm and neutralise
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Scalp massage
  • Salon reception duties
  • Create an image

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the City & Guilds Diploma and Senior Trades Certificate could lead you to a career as a hair stylist, colour or perm technician, or to work as a sales representative for hairdressing products, In addition students may progress to further studies in the field.


Student Services Registration:


DES Programme Participation Contribution:


City & Guilds / Trades Examination Fees:


Class Materials:




    (One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

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 . The course runs three days a week (Mon to Wed) and students are encouraged to have a salon to work two days a week in to supplement their learning.

For More Information

Phone 07191-45480 or email /






This course enables learners to complete their work experience abroad

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