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Hairdressing & Beauty Care

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

Course Code 5M3351 CW
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 and beauty care.

Students will study and practise all aspects of women's and men's hairdressing and beauty care to include skin care, eye treatments and make-up.

What will you Study?

Year 1:

Barbering Techniques 5N3348

Work Experience 5N1356

Safety & Health at Work 5N1794

Communications 5N0690

Skin Care, Eye Treatments & Make-Up 5N3466

Hairdressing Theory & Practice 5N3345

Hairdressing Science 5N3346

Retail Display 5N1861
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
Skin, Hair and Head Diseases
Hairdressing Processes
Salon Environment
Barbering Techniques
Client Care for Men
Men's Cutting Techniques
Facial Hair Cutting
Structure and Function of the Skin and Nails
Contra Indications, Skin and Nail Disorders
Eyebrow and Eyelash Treatments
Day and Evening Make Up Application


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 Mèche 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.

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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M3351

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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Other courses you may be interested in...

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Hairdressing Cavan Institute 
Beauty Therapy Cavan Institute 
Fashion Design Cavan Institute 
Make-Up Artistry Cavan Institute 
Hairdressing - Advanced International Diploma Cavan Institute 
Nail & Beauty Care (Nail Technician) Cavan Institute 

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)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.