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Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Hairdressing Apprenticeship

The apprentice will gain an internationally recognised qualification, Level 6 major Award on the National Framework of Qualifications and continue to earn whilst they learn with an employer of their choice, enrich their work immediately as they acquire new skills and enhance their employment prospects and career opportunities.

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The apprentice will gain an internationally recognised qualification, Level 6 major Award on the National Framework of Qualifications and continue to earn whilst they learn with an employer of their choice, enrich their work immediately as they acquire new skills and enhance their employment prospects and career opportunities.

This three-year programme equips Apprentices with the knowledge, skill and competencies required to perform effectively as professional Hairdressers. It begins with a 2-week five-day structured induction in college and then continues with 1-day per in college per. The remaining days per week are spent with an approved employer of your choice, working whilst gaining on the job skills. Assessment is completed in both college and the workplace.

A career in Hairdressing is a global profession that can take you anywhere.


No course fee apply to this programme, the Solas approved employer pays the apprentice to attend college One day per week. Uniforms and Hairdressing Kits are also free to the apprentice.


On successful completion of the Hairdressing Apprenticeship the newly qualified Hairdresser will receive a QQI Level 6 Major Award- Advanced Certificate Hairdressing


About This Course

Course Content

Year 1 Stage 1

Induction

Health & Safety

Client Consultation

Shampooing, Conditioning and Treatment

Styling and Finishing 1

Salon Reception and ICT Skills


Year 2 Stage 2

Customer Services and Retail

Styling and Finishing 2

Colour 2

Cutting 2

Team Leadership

Career In Action


Year 3 Stage 3

Perming and Neutralising

Cutting 3

Colour 3

Styling and Finishing 3

Capstone Module

Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Entry Requirements

QQI level 4 Major Award on the QQI National Framework of Qualification or recognised equivalent (For Example Leaving Certificate) Or two years full time experience working within a Hair Salon.


CEFRL B2+ Level of English (Where English is not a first language).


Non-Standard Entry

In a case where an applicant doesn’t meet the educational requirements specified above, they must satisfactorily complete an informative panel interview facilitated by the programme Manager.

Further Study

Education Gateway: The Advanced Certificate in Hairdressing is also a gateway to Third Level education through which candidates may wish to acquire a management or business degree, as well as other specialist areas.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities: Qualified hair stylists have diverse career opportunities available to them. Many work in a salon as a stylist or advance to specialise as a Senior Stylist, Senior Colour Technician, Master Colour Technician, Style Director, Salon Manager or Salon Owner.

Certification

QQI Level 6 Major Award- Advanced Certificate Hairdressing

Course Fees

N/A

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