• Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up

    Hairdressing (Level 5)

  • SCQF Level

    Comparable to SCQF Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024

Course Availability

Please note, this course is waiting list only at Kilmarnock Campus.


Welcome to the exciting world of hairdressing! Our Level 5 Hairdressing course is perfect for those who want to join an ever-evolving industry. Hairdressers play a crucial role in setting trends and keeping people stylish. To succeed in this profession, you should be passionate, creative, hardworking, and enjoy working with people. If you're ready to begin your journey in this thrilling career, this course is for you.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you'll need:

  • a genuine interest in hairdressing
  • four National 4s or equivalent OR a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • complete all sections of the application, including the personal statement

If you don’t have formal qualifications but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please do apply.

Course Content

Our Level 5 Hairdressing course provides a comprehensive introduction to hairdressing. You'll develop creative and practical skills and gain technical knowledge. You'll train in our on-campus salons, working with real clients as you learn to cut, colour, and style hair.

Here's some of what you may learn:

  • shampooing, blow-drying, styling, and setting techniques
  • colouring and lightening hair, including product knowledge, mixing, preparation, application, and removal
  • creative styling and curling, including long hair work
  • cutting techniques using scissors correctly
  • general salon duties and assisting in higher-level salon classes

In addition to the core curriculum, you'll have opportunities to:

  • compete in hairdressing competitions
  • organise charity fundraising events, offering services like pleats and curling
  • learn from industry experts, including local salon owners and suppliers
  • attend industry training days

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Once you successfully complete this course, you may consider these options:

  • progressing to Level 6 Hairdressing
  • exploring various career paths, such as becoming a Salon/Session/Self-employed Stylist, Colour Technician, Hair Stylist aboard a Cruise Ship, Hair Stylist in TV/Film/Theatre, or a Hairdressing Trainer/Educator

Apply today to begin your exciting journey in the world of hairdressing! Whether you aim to master the latest trends or become a skilled stylist, this course opens up a world of possibilities.

Why Choose This Course?

  • Dynamic Industry: Step into the exciting world of hairdressing, where trends are set, and style thrives.
  • Creative Expression: Unleash your creativity, mastering cutting-edge techniques in hairstyling, colouring, and more.
  • Real-world Practice: Gain hands-on experience with real clients in our on-campus salons, preparing you for a successful career.
  • Diverse Skills: Develop a wide range of skills, from shampooing to advanced colouring, ensuring versatility in the field.
  • Industry Insights: Learn from local salon experts and suppliers, staying ahead of the latest trends.
  • Limitless Careers: Explore diverse career paths, from Stylist to Colour Technician, Hair Stylist, or even an Educator
  • Begin Your Journey: Take the first step towards a thrilling hairdressing career. Apply now and turn your passion into a profession!

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Start Date

Aug 2024

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

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