Fulltime Classroom Services

Hairdressing & Barbering (Hairdressing)

This programme was written to be shared with Department of Education and Skills funded providers who are registered with QQI and wish to offer certification to their learners in a Level 5 QQI Certificate in Hairdressing 5M3351
The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in hairdressing theory, practice and skills to work independently and under supervision in a hairdressing environment and/or to progress to further or higher education or training.
There are 59 programme modules in this programme. Upon successful completion of a minimum of 7 programme modules (as Hairdressing Theory & Practice 5N5N3345 has a credit value of 30) the learner may achieve the required 120 credits for a level 5 QQI major award.

The programme may be offered to the learner on a full time or a part time basis and has been designed to be sufficiently flexible so that it may meet the needs of the learner who accesses programmes through many different avenues in [Named Provider]. Overall the programme is based on duration of 1200 hours (typical learner effort), to include both directed and self directed learning.

Upon successful completion of this programme, the learner will have many transfer and progression options available to him/her. The learner may transfer to a programme leading to certification in one of the other level 5 QQI major or special purpose awards either with [Named Provider] or another QQI registered provider.

The learner may also progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next level of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) with [Named Provider] or another QQI registered provider. Alternatively the learner may be eligible to apply to progress to the next or higher levels of the NFQ with a higher education provider.

Target Award

QQI Hairdressing – 5M3351

Start Date: 09-09-2024 Hours/week: 23 Hrs 15 Mins Duration: 38 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Customer Service Level 5 Customer Service (5N0972) QQI
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Safety And Health At Work Safety & Health at Work (5N1794) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Barbering Barbering Techniques (5N3348) QQI
Hairdressing Theory And Practice Hairdressing Theory & Practice (5N3345) QQI
Hairdressing Science Hairdressing Science (5N3346) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (5N1358) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the key skills, knowledge and competencies to
work independently and under supervision in a hairdressing environment and/or to progress to further or higher education or training.


Enniscorthy Community College


Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Mary Nolan


053 9236969