Hairdressing | Cavan Institute Further Education Provider

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Course Code: CI061HA (Year 1) and CI062HA (Year 2)
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
Course Duration: 2 Years


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. Students will study and practise all aspects of women's and men's hairdressing tailored to meet the needs of the hairdressing industry.

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
Hair 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
Work Experience


Safety and Health at Work

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    YEAR 2
    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 & Weft techniques

    Career Opportunities
    Students who successfully complete this course will have the necessary skills to pursue a career as a hair stylist, barber, or sales representative for hairdressing products. Other opportunities for graduates also includes employment in the media, and on cruise liners and airlines.
    Students on this course must purchase uniform and professional work kits as instructed by Cavan Institute upon course commencement. 
    All examination and kit fees are payable on course commencement.  

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

    Additional Requirements
    Prior industrial experience will be taken into consideration. Entry to Year 2 is dependent upon successful completion to pass grade of FETAC Hairdressing Theory and Practice 5N3345 and one other minor programme from Hairdressing Year 1 course.
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