Hairdressing is a very inspiring career with a lot of job satisfaction. You will learn a variety of creative cutting and colouring techniques including colour correction and long hair skills. This course will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities. You will be required to work in paired activity and to source models for assessment purposes.

You must be working in a salon &/or have a minimum of 2 years Industry experience to do this course.

  • You will develop a wide range of practical skills that will enable you to become a junior stylist/stylist in a salon.
  • One year full-time 
  • Day release option available (if employed in a salon and eligible for Modern Apprenticeship Funding) 
  • Please note: your timetable may include twilight/evening sessions
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Employability
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively dress long hair
  • Consultation services
  • Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
  • Competition awareness
  • Sustainable living/health and safety
  • Salon work placement is a mandatory part of this course - applicants are required to be employed or self-employed in a salon prior to course start date

You will be supplied with the materials necessary to undertake the course.

  • You must be currently employed or self-employed within the industry
  • SVQ: Hairdressing SCQF Level 5 and relevant industry experience
  • National 5: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (where applicable)
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • Sound knowledge of the hairdressing industry
  • HNC Fashion Make Up
  • Assessor qualifications
  • Junior stylist/stylist
  • Self-employment
  • Cruise ship stylist
  • Session stylist
  • You are required to wear an all black dress code - top / trousers/ shoes
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise.
  • student's will be required to do a trade test of a cut and style at interview to keep with industry standards.