Q: Why Choose the College of Hairdressing Connaught?
The College of Hairdressing, Connaught has been established since 1992 years and is recognised within the industry as a leading College providing superior hairdressing training. The college employs qualified tutors and its own Training salon where students benefit by practicing their skills daily under direct supervision. Classes have limited places so your tutor has time to dedicate to individual needs.
The College offers the NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing which provides more rigorous training for those who want to qualify as a hairdresser.
The College is located 11 doors down from the CIE bus and train station and 100 yards from the Coach Station.
Q: What age must I be to enrol?
A: You must be over 16 years of age. There are no particular subjects required although a good knowledge of English, Maths and Science would be of benefit. The 12 Month City & Guilds course starts in September 2012 and the 9 Month FETAC Level 5 (major award) starts in January 2013. Please call 091 846839 to arrange an interview for these courses. Students are advised to attend the General Foundation in Hairdressing course if they are unsure of hairdressing as a career choice.
Q: How do I qualify for the courses?
A: The 12 Month City & Guilds Course and 9 Month FETAC Level 5 Course are for beginners of all ages over 16 who have little or no experience of hairdressing.For other courses check on the Skill Level page to see if you are at the right skill level to benefit from the course.
Q: What qualification will I receive?
You will recieve the NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing where all 9 units have been completed or a record of achievement for individual units that have been sucessfully completed.
The College of Hairdressing Connaught has just been FETAC registered and started offering FETAC registered courses in 2012.
Q: How do I apply?
We recommend the General Foundation in Hairdressing
if you are not sure of hairdressing as a career or want to discover your options. This is a 2 day course and costs €50. This year the course will take place at mid term or during the Easter Holidays. Your €50 is redemmable off the 12 Month Course.
You can send us an Enrolment Appliciation Form
and we will contact you or call and leave a message on the course enquiry line 091 846839 .
Q: What is the difference between the IVQ and NVQ in Hairdressing offered by City & Guilds?
Many people ask this question and it is very important for you the learner to understand the difference. The IVQ is an award in hairdressing offered by some Hairdressing Colleges. The most significant differences are Tutor Qualifation and Assessment Criteria.
IVQ - Minimum requirement is 30 hours training per year.
NVQ - Minimum requirement is 30 hours training per year and Tutors must also have a tutoring qualification. i.e qualified to teach othe people.
The NVQ Qualification requires all Hairdressing Assessments to be completed in a 'working environment'.This means all assessments take place on paying clients.
The College of Hairdressing, Connaught offers superior training and an excellent training environment for all clients where students practice everyday in a real environment and have the opportunity to work on a vast clienint base built up over many years.
Q: Is my qualification Internationally recognised?
A: Yes, the NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is recognised all over the World. Some of our past students have received permanent residency in Australia with the NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing.