FREE COURSE: Sean Taaffe with Aoife O’Reilly (Network Manager South Kerry Skillnet) who have launched a course for jobseekers to gain skills in hairdressing.

South Kerry Skillnet is launching a course for jobseekers to gain skills in hairdressing. It’s a ‘classics mastered’ course and would be suited to jobseekers with previous hairdressing experience. Beginning on September 16, the free course will consist of five classroom days in Sean Taaffe Education, Tralee, as well as three additional days’ work experience.

“We have worked with leaders in the hairdressing industry to identify skills gaps which has resulted in the creation of this course,” Aoife O’Reilly, Network Manager of South Kerry Skillnet, said.

“The course covers classic haircutting techniques over five days which teaches all the fundamental basics of hair cutting, covering five core techniques. This course is a must for anyone that is either wanting to upskill their previous cutting qualifications or for a stylist returning to the industry. The classics mastered course will be delivered by award winning hairstylist Sean Taaffe.”

The Employment Activation Programme (EAP) is a public funded initiative through Skillnet Ireland, the national agency for workforce development, and completely free to jobseekers. It provides skills which are in demand by industry, combined with direct access to employers through securing a work placement.

To find out more about this programme or to view South Kerry Skillnet’s full catalogue of programmes, please visit or call Kerry on 066 9762477.