If you want to pursue a career in hairdressing, this course can help you master the basic skills you will need. You will have the chance to take part in a wide range of activities including competitions, presentations, workshops, and demonstrations.
The department has strong links with industry, work experience is an essential part of the course, and as such, you will need to find a work placement at a hairdressing salon one day per week.
Attendance 2 or 3 days per week. 1 year (36 weeks)
Please note this may be subject to change.
Additional hours for work experience attendance may be required.
Two National 4 qualifications, SCQF Level 4 English or ESOL Level 4; OR other equivalent qualifications or experience.
You are required to be 16 years of age by August 2023 to undertake this course.
Information and Interview Session Requirements
Once we have received your application you may be asked to attend an informal information and interview session.
Learners will be required to attend a face-to-face interview or an interview on Teams video to further discuss your application. You will be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject area.
This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment.
During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.
You will study:
Shampoo, Condition and Scalp Massage
Blow Drying Techniques
Setting and Winding Techniques for Hair
Ladies Hairdressing: Basic Cutting Categories
How to Mix, Apply and Remove Hair Colour
(This may be subject to change)
Work experience is an essential part of the course, so you will be required to be in work placement in a hairdressing salon one day a week for the full duration of your course.
The course is a blend of both theory and practical subjects. Committed to helping you achieve your full potential; the teaching team employ a wide range of blended teaching methods to ensure that you are engaged at all levels of study and are supported in every aspect of your educational experience.
This is a full-time course with additional home study.
Assessments are ongoing and cover both theory and practical elements of the course. Assessment guidance includes a variety of conditions including open-book, folio, practical activities.
Start your career with a Modern Apprenticeship in hairdressing
Exploring your future career options which, once fully qualified, could include:
Hair Stylist aboard a Cruise Ship
Hair Stylist in TV/Film/Theatre
Additional funding information
The department has strong links with industry, and you will be encouraged to take up salon work during your course to gain industry insight and knowledge.