Further Education at GTI :: 2018-2019

Hairdressing and Barbering - Senior Trades - City and Guilds Diploma

A student who has achieved a City and Guilds Level 2 or is a junior stylist with industry experience may qualify for entry into Hairdressing Year 2 Senior Trades (optional) & City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing Level 3 at GTI. On completion a graduate may enter the industry as a Senior Improver.

This course is designed to:

Provide students who wish to have a career in hairdressing with the range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed in this rewarding area of the beauty industry.

Entry Requirements:
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent

  • QQI Level 5 in Hairdressing or equivalent

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

Course Structure:

Year 2 Awards Certification in Senior Trades Examination Department of Education & Skills & Advanced Diploma in Women's Hairdressing Level 3 - City & Guilds

Course Content:

• Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

• support for colleagues on hair services

• Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks

• Style and dress hair using a variety of Techniques

• Colour hair to create a variety of looks

• Creative Hairdressing Design Skills

• Perm hair to create a variety of looks

• Bridal Hair

• Hair colour correction

• Scalp Massage Services

Optional Modules:

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.


Year 2 offers certification in Senior Trades Examination (Department of Education & Skills) & Advanced Diploma in Ladies hairdressing – (City & Guilds Level 3)

Career Opportunities:

Students who qualify in this area can pursue employment in the following:

• Hairdressing

• Cruise Ships

• Start Your Own Business

• Leisure Centres

• Health Spas

• Hotels

• Film & Theatre

• Salons


FEES: • Student Services Fee: €250

• DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

• City & Guilds Registration: €175

• Senior Trades: €98 (optional)

• Training Head, Consumables & Log Book: €530

• City & Guilds Textbook 33

• Uniform and Name Badge 40

• GTI Fleece jacket 30

TOTAL: €1313


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

Adult Education:

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

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Please Note:

GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.