Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up
Access to Hairdressing and Barbering( Jan)
SCQF LevelComparable to SCQF level 4
Attendance/DurationShort full time course 18 weeks January to June
Hair professionals play an important role in our health and wellbeing by helping us to look and feel at our best. It’s an exciting industry to work in and to be successful you need to be caring, creative, hard-working, a team player and enjoy working with people.
If you’re interested in a career in hairdressing, this course is a great place to start.
For entry to this course you'll need:
- A real interest in hair.
- Four National 3s or equivalent or a relevant course at SCQF Level 3 or August start Introduction to Hairdressing Skills level 4.
- To submit an application, completing all sections, including Personal Statement in full. NB we may notify you of the outcome by letter and/or invite you to attend an interview.
- To be aged 16 or over (exceptions may be made and will be discussed at interview)
If you don't have formal qualifications, we may consider you for a place.
This course gives you a great foundation in basic hairdressing and also builds on any existing sills if you’ve recently completed the August start introduction to Hairdressing Skills, develops your self-confidence, employability and core skills, so you can make informed choices about your further study/career choices.
Here’s just some of what you may study:
- Depending on previous experience you’ll commence or continue to develop skills in general salon duties and have the opportunity to assist in higher level salon classes.
- You’ll develop and build on skills in colouring hair as you’ll learn about colour products, observe colour application and removal, and practise mock application.
- You’ll develop and build on any existing skills to creatively style and curl the hair using electrical styling tools.
- You’ll be introduced to cutting where you will learn how to use scissors correctly to carry out one basic cut.
You’ll also have the chance to take part in:
- Fundraising events for charity, through offering services such as pleats, curling, etc.
Plus we’ll help you develop your skills for employment, such as communication or working as part of a team.
You’ll build transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.