• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Hairdressing
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

This course is for those who have completed SVQ level 2 or SCQF level 5 hairdressing or those who already have some skills and experience of hairdressing. It will refine your skills, and knowledge. It can lead to HNC study or an entry-level position/apprenticeship in the industry. Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques, creatively colour hair using advanced techniques, colour correction services, creatively set and dressing advanced techniques, consult, plan and assess.

SCQF Level 6

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone with qualifications in SVQ level 2 or SCQF level 5 hairdressing  who want to progress to the next creative level in hairdressing.

What will I study?

You'll learn hairdressing skills for fashion. The course covers:

  • creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques, 
  • creatively colour hair using advanced techniques
  • colour correction services
  • creatively set and dressing advanced techniques
  • consult, plan and assess

Optional units include:

  • provide hair smoothing treatments 
  • artistic design in hair cutting and styling
  • artistic design in colouring

Work placement is undertaken within the course.

Next step course options

  • HNC Hairdressing, with relevant industrial experience
  • HNC Fashion Make-up 
  • HND Make-up Artistry

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments and a portfolio evidence. Open and closed book assessments. Work experience.

Why should I choose this course?

This course builds on your skills and knowledge to progress 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 or an entry-level position in the industry.

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to work as a hairstylist in a salon.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • SCQF level 5 Hairdressing or SVQ level 2 Hairdressing 
  • NPA Hairdressing Technical Skills level 5 
  • relevant industry experience 
  • skills test for all candidates at interview 
  • Acceptance may depend on interview.

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview on campus with lecturing team, qualifications, reference and skills test.

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