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  • CERTIFICATION

    QQI Level 5 Award in Hairdressing (5M3351)

    City & Guilds Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing Level 2 (3002-21)

    Department of Education and Skills Junior Trade qualification.

    Barbering (optional) May need to attend college one extra day a week

  • DURATION: 1 Year

DESCRIPTION

Bray Institute provides everything you need to start your hair hairdressing career. Fom our fully equipped training salon, our hands-on approach to training and streamlined, interactive theory. This course is suited to complete beginners and people currently working in the hair industry at apprentice level.

This 1 Year course is designed for students who are serious about a hairdressing and barbering career. Students will study the practical skills of hairdressing and barbering, and the underpinning theoretical knowledge that will enable them to pursue a career in the hairdressing and barbering Industry as a Junior stylist. Training is provided in the Institute’s fully equipped hairdressing salon.

Students who successfully complete year one may progress to year 2 Senior Stylist course where they will complete the next level of City & Guilds qualifications and the Department of Education and Skills Senior Trade qualification.

Programme of Study
  • Working in the hair industry 
  • Salon reception duties 
  • Hairdressing science 
  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon 
  • Client consultation for hair services 
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp 
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon 
  • Cut women’s hair 
  • Colour and lighten hair  
  • Perm and Neutralise Hair 
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Hair and Head Diseases (Skin and Scalp conditions) 
  • Work Experience

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit profile
  • Full QQI Level 4 award with a merit profile
  • Mature Applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications


Places are offered following a successful interview.

Learner’s must source their own work placement.

Career Opportunities
  • Hair Stylist
  • Cruise Ships
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Trichology
  • Session Stylist
  • Barber
  • Salon Receptionist
  • Sales Representative
  • Health Spas
  • TV/Film & Theatre
Progression Route*

Examples of potential courses include: 

BIFE:

  • Year 2 Hairdressing - Senior Stylist Based on successful completion of Junior stylist course and Interview. 
  • City and Guilds NVQ Level 3 In women’s Hairdressing 
  • Senior Trade Hairdressing
Course Co-Ordinator

Louise O'Brien

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