Professional Hairdressing

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Course Content

P r o f e s s i o n a l H a i r d r e s s i n g
  • Hairdressing theory and practice
  • Hairdressing science
  • Health & safety
  • Work experience
  • Customer service
  • Creative styling/barbering
  • Word processing
  • Reception and front office skills

Course Description

This course is designed to facilitate those wishing to pursue a career in the hairdressing industry. Kick-start your career in the hair and beauty industry and gain the skills required to in run and manage a working salon.


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Hair Stylist l Barber l Image Consultant | Film, Theatre and TV Hair Specialist Stylist | Product & Equipment Sales Representative | Salon Manager | Hairdressing Tutor | Cruise Ships| Salon Owner


As a self-employed Therapist you can earn approximately €40 per hour

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Progression to degrees

Graduates can progress to study various related courses in OFI including Barbering and Beauty related programmes. Additionally, learners can access Level 6 and Diploma programmes in Hairdressing. Learners can apply to Year 2 of the new National Hairdressing Apprenticeship.

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Fees For The Academic Year 2024 – 2025

All courses have a Registration Fee of €30 (non-refundable).

A non-refundable Registration fee of €30 will be payable on acceptance of a PLC place. Essential course materials may be required for some courses the cost of which will be borne by the student.

All fees are subject to change. All fees must be paid with a Credit/Debit card online. No cash is acceptable.

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This course has given me a great insight into the Hairdressing Industry. The practical classes in the new College Salon were really fantastic and I particularly enjoyed both the Creative Styling and Barbering modules. The Digital Marketing module was also very useful as it provided an understanding of ways to promote my business in the future. The integrated placement on one day a week is a brilliant part of the programme and allows learners the chance to get invaluable experience in the industry. I hope to progress to full-time employment on completion of the programme.

Ieshia Marron Hairdressing Student 2019

This course was a huge benefit to me, i grew communication skills in hairdressing and the tutors were very helpful. Teachers were excellent at preparing us for exams. Since i complete my Level 5, i have been accepted to the Level 6 in Cavan Institute, however i chose to do an apprenticeship, they recognised my award and hired me straight away. I can’t thank the teachers enough for all they did for me and the confidence i gained from doing this course”.

Caitlin O’Brien 2021