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Hairdressing Two Years


Year 1| Level 5 | Junior Trades

Year 2|Certification Hairdressing | Senior Trades |City & Guilds

QQI Hairdressing 5M3351

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Do you want to start a career in the world of Hairdressing and Beauty?

Look no further than here in St. John’s Central College as we offer you the best training with essential knowledge and techniques necessary for the Hair and Beauty Industry.

First Year: State Examinations Commission Junior Trades, QQI Hairdressing Level 5 Award.


Second Year: State Examinations Commission Senior Trades, City and Guilds International Hair and Beauty Diplomas, World Federation of Hair and Beauty Schools Certification.

Candidates must have completed first year successfully in order to progress into second year.

Students will have their own library of books and a hairdressing kit recommended by the college.

Further certification will be offered from industry. Students participate in National and International competitions. There are student exchanges with Sweden, Germany & France through European projects.


Entry Requirements

Year 1: Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent

For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


Year 2: QQI Level 5 Award in Hairdressing.


Two years full time


Student Charges

Fee exemptions may apply ⇒

Student Services QQI Fee Gov PLC Fee Non QQI Materials TOTAL
Hairdressing Year 1 €250 €50 €200 €90  €100 €690
Hairdressing Year 2 €250 €40 €200 €220  €100 €810


Course Outline

Code Title
5N5307 Cosmetics
5N3346 Hairdressing Science
5N3345 Hairdressing Theory and Practice
5N1358 Word Processing
5N1794 Safety and Health
5N1407 Reception & Front Office Skills
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience


Two fully equipped and commercially run salons.
A fully equipped Beauty Therapy room


Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location in Year 1. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.


Career Opportunities

Hair Stylist, Frontline Receptionist, Barbering, Mobile Hairdressing, Stage or Film Work,   Specialised Beautician, Cruise Ships, Air Hostess, Hairdressing Retail Shop.


Education Progression Opportunities

We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions. 



“Going off to college is daunting for anyone, but doing so as a mature student has its own challenges….

I can honestly say that my experience…was nothing but positive and rewarding. Not only has the College an on site creche facility, which is really good… students are very well looked after and the college will take all learning challenges into consideration and assist where…the Library, where I hung out quite a bit, is not just a Library – it is a haven of information; a place to sit quietly and make full use of its computer systems…there were excellent well equipped facilities and also great opportunities to shine such as the inter-college Hairdressing competitions and even a chance to head off abroad to experience International competitions! I would highly recommend both my course and St. John’s Central College to any budding Hair and Beauty enthusiast.”

Karen Keppel

Hairdressing Graduate


Course specific Contact Details

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St. John’s Central College has membership of the following organizations:

The Irish Hairdressers Federation (IHF)

The International Association of Hairdressing Schools (IAHS)

The World Federation of Hairdressing & Beauty Schools



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