National Hairdressing Apprenticeship QQI Award (Level 6)
The National Hairdressing Apprenticeship will provide successful apprentices with a Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Hairdressing which will be 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.
With 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), we provide apprentice with all the necessary skills, techniques, theory, and confidence in assisting them to become a fully qualified Hairdresser.
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.