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


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Intro to the course:

This fast track course will be delivered over 24 weeks. You will learn creative barbering skills in a realistic environment through workshops and practical sessions. Creatively cut hair using barbering techniques, provide shaving services, design and create facial hair shapes using advanced techniques, consult, assess and plan for barbering services, creatively colour and lighten the hair using advanced techniques. Work placement in undertaken during the course.

SCQF Level 6

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Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who is in employment and who wants to obtain a formal qualification, or take a short, continuing professional development course.

What will I study?

You'll learn how to creatively cut Hair using a combination of barbering techniques:

  • design and create a range of facial hair shapes
  • provide shaving services
  • provide client consultation services 

There are optional units in: 

  • designing and creating patterns in hair
  • hair colour correction services
  • developing, enhancing and evaluating creative barbering skills

Next step course options

PDA in Barbering 

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments and a portfolio evidence. SQA online (SOLAR) assessments, work experience.

Why should I choose this course?

This course is for anyone wanting to progress their career in barbering. You'll refine your skills and knowledge so you can go into employment in the barbering trade. You'll be taught by industry-experienced staff, and do work placements to gain direct experience of the trade.

Where can this course lead?

This course, prepares you for work as a barber in a salon.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • SVQ level 2 qualification 
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with the general public 
  • highly motivated and have creative and artistic skills 
  • skills test at interview 
  • acceptance may depend on interview

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview by lecturing team, qualification, reference, 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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