Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Hairdressing and Barbering Year 2 - Senior Trades - City and Guilds

A student who has achieved a QQI Level 5 Award and/or Junior Trades in Hairdressing in Year 1 or has relevant hairdressing experience, may qualify to enter Hairdressing Year 2 and study for Senior Trades & City & Guilds qualifications at GTI. Having completed Senior Trades, a graduate may enter the industry as a Senior Improver.

This course is designed to:

This course will 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 hairdressing industry. City & Guilds learners can benefit from their qualifications in over 80 countries. City and Guilds international qualifications offer learners great opportunities for career development as well as progression into higher and professional education. They are widely accepted by employers around the world as the benchmark for workplace excellence and provide learners with the skills they need to succeed in today’s fast changing economic environment.

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

  • QQI Level 5 in Hairdressing or equivalent

  • Pre-entry guidance meeting

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Relevant Industry Experience

Course Structure:

Year 2 Awards Certification in Senior Trades Examination Department of Education & Skills & Diploma in Women's Hairdressing Level 2 - City & Guilds Candidates who have achieved Level 2 City & Guilds, may register for Level 3 City & Guilds.

Course Content:
  • Working in Hairdressing
  • Maintain Health & Safety in the Salon Client Consultation for Hairdressing Services
  • Shampoo and Condition the Hair and Scalp
  • Cut Women's Hair
  • Style & Dress Women's Hair
  • Colour Hair
  • Perm & Neutralise Hair
  • Plaiting & Twisting
  • Promote Products and Services to Clients
  • Creative Styling
  • Hairdressing Science
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) and City & Guilds Level 2 or 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


Student Contribution: €175

Student Kit: €250

Total: €425


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.