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Hairdressing

Course Code(s):  5M3351
QQI Award Code:  5M3351 Hairdressing
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Drogheda Institute of Further Education

Drogheda Institute of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This two year full-time course is designed to provide students with the techniques and knowledge required to gain a recognised qualification in hairdressing allowing them to compete for employment in a salon environment.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Practical Hairdressing Skills
Theory of Hairdressing
Hair Science
Customer Service 5N0972
Word Processing 5N1358
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Work Preparation and Experience

Year 2:
Theory of Hairdressing
Practical Hairdressing Skills
Hair Science
Work Preparation and Experience
Communications 5N0690
Customer Service 5N0972
Safety and Welfare at Work
Hair Science
Hairdressing Theory and Practice 5N3345
Consulting and Diagnosing
Conditioning Treatments
Blow drying, setting and styling
Cutting
Perming and Neutralising
Preparation for Work
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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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 - Craft   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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