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Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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Beauty & Retail Sales

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Crumlin College of Further Education

Crumlin College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year course is designed to provide the practical knowledge & personal skills required for a career in Beauty & Retail Sales. It emphasises the practical study of Make-up and its many applications , Skin & Eye Treatments as well as covering a variety of workshops on Nails, Tanning, Eyelash Extensions & Creative Hairstyling.

What will you Study?

This one-year course is designed to provide the practical knowledge and personal skills required for a career in Beauty & Retail Sales. It emphasises the practical study of Make-up and its many applications, Skin & Eye Treatments as well as covering a variety of workshops on nails, tanning, eyelash extensions & creative hairstyling.

Awarding Body:
ITEC - Manicaure & Pedicure Certificate
ITEC - Make-Up Certificate
ITEC - Beauty Specialist Certificate
(QQI) Modules Level 5
Practical :
Make-Up Applications
Skin and Eye Care Treatments
Make-Up, Manicure and Pedicure
Theory :
Principles and Practice of Selling
Customer Service
Anatomy and Physiology
Diet and Nutrition
Workshops in:
Gel Nails
Eyelash Extensions
Spray Tanning
Creative Hairstyling
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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Fashion & Beauty
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