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Hairdressing

Course Code(s):  5M3351
QQI Award Code:  5M3351 Hairdressing
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Clonakilty Community College

Clonakilty Community College
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This is a full time one year course which involved on and off the job training in Hairdressing. This will include 3 days college training in our college Hairdressing Salon and two days mandatory work experience in a salon.

What will you Study?

Hairdressing Theory and Practice 5N3345
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Hairdressing Science 5N3346
Health and Safety at Work 5N1794
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Design Skills 5N0784
Department of Education Junior Trades
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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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M3351

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Fashion Design - Advanced St. John's Central College 
Beauty Therapy Cork College of Commerce 
Beauty Specialist - Business Cork College of Commerce 
Hairdressing McEgan College 
Jewellery & Art Metal craft - Advanced St. John's Central College 
Beauty Therapy - Advanced Mallow College of Further Education 
Hairdressing Clonakilty Community College 

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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