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

Hairdressing & Barbering

Hairdressing & Barbering

This course would facilitate those wishing to pursue a career in hairdressing, barbering industry completing a range of professional, internationally accredited awards.

Course Code: 5M3351

Course Director: Mary Ivers

Duration: 2 Year Course


  • Year 1 FETAC (QQI) level 5 Award in hairdressing.
  • Junior Trades in Hairdressing Year 1
  • Senior Trades in Hairdressing Year 2

Career Prospects

  • Direct Employment in Hair Salons
  • Self Employment

Programme of Study

(Components are subject to change)

Practical: *Please note all Practical units below include an online theory exam.

  • Hair & scalp analysis
  • Shampoo & condition
  • Blow-drying techniques
  • Setting & up-styling
  • Temporary, low-lighting, cap & easi-meche
  • Body-wave & perming techniques
  • Cutting techniques Womens & Mens
  • Intensive conditioning treatments
  • Work Experience


  • Hair science & Theory Client consultation
  • Communications Customer care
  • Computer Studies Health and safety

Notes: Commercial salon experience (course requirement) will be facilitated in the college’s fully equipped student hair salon and work experience placement.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving certificate (or equivalent).

No requirements for over 23s.

Limited places allocated on interview basis.

Course Fees:

Year One – € 750 Year Two – € 300

The fees include:

  • All examination and registration Fees
  • Student hairdressing training kit
  • textbook
Hairdressing & BarberingHairdressing & Barbering
Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
053 923 6969
Waterford & Wexford Educational Training Board
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