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Hair and Beauty Management (Level 5 Extended Diploma)

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Course Overview

The OCN NI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Hair and Beauty Management is now replacing the previous HNC/D Hair and Beauty Management as a two year full time programme to enable progression directly from Level 3 to higher education to develop your Hair and Beauty management skills. This qualification develops managerial skills applied to the hair and beauty sector. Providing a specialist work related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the hair and beauty management sector and offers particular specialist emphasis through specialist units. The hair & beauty sector is one of the fastest growing industries with a vast number of employment opportunities available.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 years full time / 2 years part time
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Open College Network NI (OCN NI) Level 5 Extended Diploma Hair and Beauty Management
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • CBE680 Salon Management
  • CBE681 Developing a Business Plan for a Hair and Beauty Business Start-up
  • CBE682 Preparing to Start a Business within the Hair and Beauty Industry
  • CBE683 Salon Promotion using Digital Marketing
  • CBE684 Research Project for the Hair and Beauty Industry
  • CBE685 Business Strategy Development for Hair and Beauty Businesses
  • CBE686 Human Resource Management within the Hair and Beauty Industry
  • CBE687 Marketing in the Hair and Beauty Industry
  • CBE688 Personal and Professional Development
  • CBE690 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Beauty and Complementary Therapists
  • CBE693 Traditional Head Massage
  • CBE694 Hair and Scalp Specialist Services
  • CBE700 Lifestyle Advice for Clients
  • CBE701 Stress Management Strategies for Clients in the Hair and Beauty Industry
  • CBE702 Salon and Spa Scheduling
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

A relevant Level 3 qualification in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy or equivalent.Attendance at an information session is required.

ROI Requirements

Level 3 diploma in Hair, beauty or Barbering or equivalent. Attendance at an information session is required.

Work Placement

It is expected that you will be currently working in the hair and beauty industry or have access to work placement within the hair and beauty industry

What's Next?

Further Study

Successful completion of this course will enable the learner to progress to Level 6 routes within Hair & Beauty

Career Prospects

Progression routes include salon management, progression to Level 6 Hair & Beauty programmes, hair & beauty educator roles and specialist further higher education programmes


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    My course has opens so many doors within the Construction industry for roles in health & safety, quantity surveying, architecture and site management.
    Padraig Bannon (Construction)
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    I have always enjoyed Engineering and Computer Science. My course at NWRC has helped me secure a place at Queens University.
    Joycie Rajan
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