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Cavan Institute
Hairdressing Year 2

The Hairdressing (Year 2) course provides you with the qualifications and skills required to work as a professional hairdresser.

Hairdressing Year 2


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This course advances the student’s skills acquired in year 1 and builds and develops professional skills required to work in the industry. Students work with their clients in an open salon in the Institute as well as during their work experience module. This ensures that students will have developed the necessary employability skills to meet the needs of their clients in the hairdressing industry, from booking the appointment, providing the service and offering hair or product after-care advice.

As part of the Hairdressing (Year 2) course, students are also required to complete a photoshoot creating elaborate hair styles. This is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their creative skills and a portfolio which will showcase their talents to prospective employers.

About This Course

Course Content

Entry Requirements

Students should have successfully completed the Hairdressing (Year 1) course available at Cavan Institute and elsewhere. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement but can demonstrate relevant industry experience.

Further Study

This is an employment-oriented course. Students who complete this course are job ready, and the majority of students obtain employment soon after graduating from the course.

However, students can use their QQI Level 5 certification from the Hairdressing (Year 1) course as a pathway to progress to business or management degrees at level 7 or Level 8 through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Career Opportunities

Professional hairdressers are much sought after throughout the world and there is no limit to the career opportunities in this creative and changing industry. Qualified hairdressers work as junior and senior hair stylists, colour technicians, salon managers, salon co-ordinators and product consultants. They may work as freelance stylists running their own businesses. Employment can be obtained in small businesses covering a wide range of treatments or alternatively in large businesses where

there is an opportunity to specialise.


QQI Level 6 Component Awards

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing

Department of Education Senior Trade Certificate



QQI Level 6 Component Awards

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing

Department of Education Senior Trade Certificate

Cutting and Colouring

Creative Up-styling

Hair extensions

Wig and Hairpiece Styling

Plaiting and Twisting Hair

Hairdressing Theory

Scalp Massage

Promotion of Products and Services

Creative Portfolio

Work Experience

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