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


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Intro to the course:

This introductory course is designed for those looking to start their 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

Study mode

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to start a career in hairdressing. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or progress into 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, dry, style and finish hair, set, style and dress hair, colour and lighten hair , cut and clipper hair. Work placement will also be a part of the course.

Next step course options

SVQ level 3 hairdressing - SCQF level 6 Creative  Make-up

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments under observation and a portfolio of evidence. Open and closed book Solar assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to start your career in hairdressing. You'll be taught in our purpose-built hairdressing salon by industry-experienced staff. You'll get the chance to work in our commercial training salon and to gain work experience with our partner hairdressers such as Ellisons Hair and Beauty, Wella and Capital Hair and Beauty. 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 two National awards or Standard Grades at general level or above or NPA Cosmetology 
  • SVQ Level 1 Hairdressing qualification
  • age 16 at the beginning of the programme 
  • excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with the general public 
  • highly 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:

This course  will also develop your Core skills and Meta skills, helping you to successfully move into employment

Full time course: F1/AA This course will run 18 hours per week for 36 weeks F1/JA will run for 18 hours per week for 24 weeks

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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