Hairdressing and Beauty Care | Cavan Institute Further Education Provider

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Hairdressing and Beauty Care

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Hairdressing and Beauty Care

Course Code: CI061HB (Year 1) and CI062HB (Year 2)
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing
City & Guilds VRQ (3002) Level 2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing
Department of Education and Skills Junior Trades Certificate
QQI Code: 5M3351
Duration: 2 Years

Hairdressing and Beauty Care
Hairdressing and Beauty Care

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

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.

Course Content
Hairdressing Theory and Practice

  • Consulting and Diagnosing Hair and Scalp Conditions
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Blow-drying and Setting
  • Cutting Women's Hair
  • Colouring
  • Perming and Neutralising

Hairdressing Science

  • Skin, Hair and Head Diseases, Hygiene and Safety
  • Hairdressing Processes
  • Salon Environment

Barbering Techniques

  • Client Care for Men
  • Men's Cutting Techniques
  • Facial Hair Cutting

Skin Care, Eye Treatments and Make Up

  • Consultations and Diagnostics
  • Eye Treatments
  • Skin Care and Make Up Removal
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Make-Up Skills
  • Hygiene, Diseases, Health and Safety.


Work Experience

Retail Selling

Safety and Health at Work

Hairdressing Theory and Practice

  • 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 M├Ęche and Wraps
  • Theme-based Photo Shoot

Creative Styling

  • Creative Hair Up Styling
  • Wig and Hairpiece Styling
  • Hair Extensions including Bonding, Clip and Weft techniques.

Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course will have the necessary skills to pursue a career as a hair stylist or sales representative for hairdressing products. Other opportunities for graduates include employment on cruise liners, with airlines and in the media and travel industries. Further employment opportunities may arise for qualified students offering beauty treatments in hairdressing and beauty salons.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course may progress to the Advanced International Diploma in Hairdressing course.