Featured Course – PLC Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing

Featured Course – PLC Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing

Course Duration
This is a one year, full time course running from September to May.

Course Location
The course is run in St Louis Community School in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo

Successful completion of this course will result in a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing, 5M3351.
Successful Students may progress to the Professional Hairdressing course which would result in a City & Guilds Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing.

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied
Exemptions granted to mature applicants
Entry may be subject to interview.

Course Content
– Communications – Students will learn a wide variety of communication skills.
– Work Experience – Students are required to secure work experience one day per week in a salon and in the work experience class students will be introduced to key themes within the world of work.
– Hairdressing Theory & Practice – This module will introduce students to hairdressing as a career, enabling students to become proficient in basic hairdressing skills and to equip them with the underpinning theoretical knowledge. The basic hairdressing skills will include shampoo and conditioning hair, dressing hair, plaiting & twisting hair and an introduction to colouring and perming of hair.
– Hairdressing Science – This subject will equip students with an understanding of the scientific principles underlying hairdressing.
– Customer Service – This key subject is especially relevant to working in a salon.
Safety & Health at Work – This will provide the learner with the skills and knowledge to promote and maintain safety and health in the working environment.
– Reception & Front Line Office Skills – this will provide the opportunity to develop the essential reception and front line office skills needed in any modern working environment.

Students have the opportunity to progress to our Level 6 City & Guilds Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing.

Access to Higher Education
A scoring system for QQI/FETAC awards applies for entry through CAO to higher education. The maximum point score possible is 400 if 8 distinctions are achieved. Further information is available on the QQI website www.qqi.ie