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.

Employers interested in funding for apprenticeships should contact Andrea Mellon on

  • One year full-time including a work placement
  • Day release option available (if employed)
  • Please note: the mode of study 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

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: Hairdressing SCQF Level 7 (following 5 years' industry experience)
  • Assessor qualifications
  • Junior stylist/stylist

  • Self-employment

  • Cruise ship stylist

  • Session stylist

  • 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
  • References from employer