• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Hairdressing
  • SCQF Level 4


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Intro to the course:

This 14 week course will give you skills and knowledge to start your hairdressing journey. You'll be taught in our purpose-built hairdressing salons  by industry-experienced staff. You'll assist with services delivered to clients.  This course will prepare you for progression to study SVQ level 2 Hairdressing or Barbering within the same academic year.

SCQF Level 4

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. Perfect course for those stepping into hairdressing for the first time.

What will I study?

You'll develop foundation practical skills, and gain valuable salon experience and customer care skills . The course involves shampooing and conditioning  hair and scalp, blow drying hair, assisting with colour, plaiting and twisting hair, assisting with barbering skills.

Next step course options

SVQ level 2 hairdressing, Hair and Makeup Skills  and  SVQ2 Barbering

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments under observation and portfolio work.

Why should I choose this course?

This beginner's course is for those looking to start their journey towards a career in the hairdressing industry. It will allow possible progression to SVQ level 2 Hairdressing and further progression to SVQ level 3 or SVQ level 2 Barbering. It will introduce you to a range of basic hairdressing techniques and skills needed for a career in the industry and provide valuable customer care skills.

Where can this course lead?

This course prepares you to enter employment as a junior or apprentice within a hairdressing salon.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • age 16 at the beginning of the programme 
  • good communication skills and ability to work effectively with others
  • motivated and have creative and artistic skills 
  • no formal qualifications required
  • acceptance may depend on application

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview on campus with lecturing team.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for short 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 exciting course will be the starting point for your career within the Hairdressing or Barbering industry

Full time course: This full time course will run for 15 weeks, 18 hours per week

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