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Hairdressing - Year 2

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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students who wish to have a career in hairdressing with the range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed in this rewarding area of the beauty industry.

What will you Study?

Working in Hairdressing
Maintain Health and Safety in the Salon
Client Consultation for Hairdressing Services
Shampoo and Condition the hair and scalp
Cut Women's Hair
Style and Dress Women's Hair
Colour Hair
Perm and Neutralise Hair
Plaiting and Twisting
Promote products and services to clients in a salon
Create an image based on a theme within the Hair and Beauty Sector
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Dressmaker   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Footwear Designer   Beauty Therapist  
Beauty Consultant   Fashion Technologist  
Designer/maker   Fashion Stylist  
Hairdresser   Funeral Director  
Tailor   Wigmaker  
Hair & Scalp specialist   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Retail Merchandiser    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Fashion & Beauty
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