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Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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Hairdressing

Course Code(s):  5M3351 CI061HA CI062HA
QQI Award Code:  5M3351 Hairdressing
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3351 CI061HA CI062HA
QQI Award Code 5M3351 Hairdressing
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed for students who are interested in a career in Hairdressing. Students will study and practise all aspects of women's and men's hairdressing tailored to meet the needs of the hairdressing industry.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Barbering Techniques 5N3348

Work Experience 5N1356

Safety & Health at Work 5N1794

Communications 5N0690

Retail Selling 5N1619

Hairdressing Theory & Practice 5N3345

Hairdressing Science 5N3346
Hairdressing Theory and Practice 5N3345
Consulting and Diagnosing Hair and Scalp Conditions
Shampooing and Conditioning
Blow-drying and Setting
Cutting Women's Hair
Colouring
Perming and Neutralising
Hair Science
Skin, Hair and Head Diseases
Hygiene and Safety
Hairdressing Processes
Salon Environment
Barbering Techniques
Client Care for Men
Men's Cutting Techniques
Facial Hair Cutting

Year 2:
Reception Duties
Promotion of Products and Services
Consulting and Diagnosing Hair and Scalp Conditions
Shampooing and Conditioning
Blow-drying, Setting and Hair Up Styling
Cutting Women's and Men's Hair
Colouring to include Foil Mche and Wraps
Theme-based Photo Shoot
Creative Styling
Creative Hair-Up Styling
Wig and Hairpiece Styling
Hair Extensions including Bonding, Clip and Weft techniques
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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5M3351

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Dressmaker   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Footwear Designer   Beauty Therapist  
Beauty Consultant   Fashion Technologist  
Designer/maker   Fashion Stylist  
Hairdresser   Funeral Director  
Tailor   Wigmaker  
Hair & Scalp specialist   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Retail Merchandiser    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Fashion & Beauty
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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