• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Hairdressing
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

This  course is designed for those looking to start a career in in the hairdressing industry. It will allow possible progression to our SVQ level 3 Hairdressing course. It will introduce you to a range of hairdressing techniques and skills needed for a career in the industry.

SCQF Level 5

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to start a career in hairdressing. It will suit those looking to progress to a career in the industry.

What will I study?

You'll develop practical skills, and gain essential knowledge and valuable salon experience. The course covers cut hair using basic techniques, shampooing, conditioning and treating hair and scalp, style and finish hair, set and dress hair, colour and lighten hair .  

Next step course options

  • SVQ level 3 hairdressing - NC Creative Make-up

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments under observation. Portfolio evidence. Solar assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to kick start your career in hairdressing. You'll be taught in our purpose-built hairdressing salons by industry-experienced staff. You'll get the chance to work in our commercial training salons. This will give you the best chance of progress into higher-level study.

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to work as a junior stylist in a salon.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • Minimum of 2 National awards or Standard Grades at general level or above or NPA in Cosmetology 
  • Age 16 at the beginning of the programme 
  • Completed Intro to Hair and makeup
  • Gradu8 Hairdressing
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively with clients
  • Motivated and have creative and artistic skills Acceptance may depend on interview.

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview on campus with lecturing team.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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