Hairdressing and Beauty Studies
QQI Level 5: (5M3351)
This is a one year course designed to give training in the skills and education required for the Hairdressing and Beauty industries. It serves as the first step in the Hairdressing apprenticeship process.
- Hairdressing Theory and Practice (5N3345)
- Hairdressing Science (5N3346)
- Safety and Health at Work (5N1794)
- Work Experience (5N3346)
- Customer Service (5N0972)
Two components from the following list will be selected by the college subject to availability
- Skin Care, Eye Treatments & Make Up (5N3466)
- Word Processing (5N1358)
- Creative Styling (5N3349)
- Cosmetic Studies (5N5307)
- Retail Selling (5N1616)
1 year Full-time
Leaving Certificate / Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI/ FETAC Level 4. Mature students with relevant life or work experience. All candidates will be interviewed individually. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to take an assessment in English to establish the most suitable level of study for them.
Work Experience is a compulsory part of this course. Learners are required to find a work experience placement and to complete a 60 hour minimum work placement over the duration of the course.
QQI Level 5 Major Award in Hairdressing. Successful completion of the course will enable the learner to enter employment in the Hairdressing & Beauty Care Industries or go on to further study at QQI Level 6 or Third Level through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
Learners who have successfully completed this course have progressed to complete their Hairdressing apprenticeship in major salon chains and smaller outlets. Successful learners have also progressed to study at Level 6 in Colleges of Further Education.