Enniscorthy Community College of Further Education is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Hairdressing & Barbering

Hairdressing & Barbering

Course Overview: This course is designed to facilitate those wishing to pursue a career in hairdressing which involves on and off the job intensive salon training. It provides students with a broad range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for the hairdressing industry. Training is provided in our fully equipped modern salon.

Course Director: Jacinta Blaney

Duration: 1 Year Course

Certification: QQI Level 5

Career Prospects

  • Hair Salon Apprentice
  • Product and Equipment Sales
  • Hair and Retail Outlet
  • Hotel and Cruise Liner's
  • Mobile Hairdresser
  • Salon Manager/Owner
  • Theatre and Television
  • Self Employment

Programme of Study

(Components are subject to change)

Hairdressing Practice and Theory

Hairdressing Science

Barbering Techniques

Work Experience

Customer Care


Health and Safety

Additional Training

Introduction to Colour Keys

Occasions Up Styling

Fantasy Up Styling

Course Information:

Throughout the course students will attend workshops with industry specialists in cutting, colouring, barbering, and up-styling. Students enter national hairdressing competitions and we have had many winners over the years.

Erasmus Exchange Programme to Sweden and Malaga:

Each year a number of students are selected to participate in a three week exchange work experience placement either to Vasteras, Sweden or Malaga, Spain. These students get an excellent opportunity to work in salons and gain invaluable experience, as part of the Erasmus Plus Programme. You can also follow us on Instagram ECC_Hairdressing.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving certificate (or equivalent).

No academic requirements for over 23s.


There is a Student Service Contribution of €200.

Hairdressing & BarberingHairdressing & Barbering
Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
053 923 6969
Waterford & Wexford Educational Training Board
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