National Hairdressing Apprenticeship QQI Award (Level 6)
Do you want to become a qualified hairdresser? The National Hairdressing Apprenticeship provides successful participants with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Hairdressing, the only recognised national qualification for fully qualified hairdressers in Ireland.
The National Hairdressing Apprenticeship programme is designed to ensure that the apprentice receives training both on and off the job over a minimum of three years, allowing them to “earn while they learn”.
The course structure is a blend of on-the-job training (80%) in full time employment, and one day a week off-the-job training (20%) with Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), where we provide the necessary skills, techniques, and theory to assist them to become a fully qualified Hairdresser, as well as the confidence to do so.
To Qualify for Acceptance
To qualify for acceptance onto the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship program, candidates must
- Secure full-time employment as an apprentice with an approved salon under the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship scheme
- Hold a QQI Level 4 Major Award or equivalent OR two-year full-time experience in a Hairdressing Salon
- Where English is not your first language a B2 Oxford Level of English is required
- Employer will start the registration process with https://hairdressingapprenticeship.ie
If you do not qualify for acceptance onto the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship program, and wish to pursue a career as a Hairdresser please look at our Hairdressing Pre-Apprenticeship Course at Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE (cdcfe.ie) as an alternative progression route.