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Certificate in Fashion and Beauty

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Certificate in Fashion and Beauty

Programme Overview


Gain the confidence to enter the fashion, beauty or hairdressing world at entry level or pathway into a higher level of programme of study with UCOL’s Certificate in Fashion and Beauty.


In this popular Certificate in Fashion and Beauty programme you will study elements of fashion, catwalk, hairdressing and beauty therapy.  You will also explore careers as a fashion designer or beauty therapist and gain communication skills while working through NCEA level 1 numeracy and literacy unit standards. This programme contains both practical (hands on) and theory in all components.

The ‘Hair and Consumer Care’ component teaches the basics of maintaining healthy hair, fashion trends (hair), styling and temporary hair colour.

In ‘Beauty’ you will learn about presentation skills which include skin care, make-up application, manicure and pedicure along with fashion trends (beauty).

The ‘Fashion and Catwalk’ papers provide an introduction into the fashion retail industry and covers fabric dyeing, basic apparel design, historical influences and basic catwalk modelling.

‘Careers and Personal Development’ focuses on career options, career planning and pathways to higher learning.  Creating a curriculum vitae and gaining interview skills are also part of this component, along with budgeting skills.

There are six NCEA numeracy and literacy papers embedded into all papers of The Certificate in Fashion and Beauty programme.


Programme Certificate in Fashion and Beauty - Level 1
Study Options / Duration Full-time , 20 weeks
Campuses Palmerston North

Domestic fees: $2,824.50   International fees: Please enquire for details 



Palmerston North
15 February 2016 - 1 July 2016

25 July 2016 - 9 December 2016




Palmerston North

Semester One timetable information. 
Classes are generally between the hours of 9.00am - 3.30pm Monday - Friday.


Other Programme Costs
UCOL has an Admission and Conversation process to make sure you are studying at a level you are prepared for. The aim is to help you find the right level of study and educational pathway for you to succeed at UCOL. For more information please download and read the UCOL Admission Guide.

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