• Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up

    Steps to Work – Hair and Beauty (Level 4)

  • Eligible Schools

    East, North and South Ayrshire

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilmarnock/Kilwinning Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday

    14:00 - 16:00

    Ayr Campus

    Monday and Wednesday

    14:00 - 16:00

Course Availability

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

Who is this course for

This course will interest you if you enjoy using your creative ideas in a practical way. You should also like working with other people and discussing how best to produce the looks you want to achieve. You should be prepared to participate as a model for fellow students which will require you to remove your own make-up before class.

What is the course about

The aim of this course is to give you the experience of a salon environment and the opportunity to learn about the different roles and responsibilities in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing. You will gain practical experience of general salon duties including assisting with customer care.

Beauty specific skills include facials and nail finishes.

Hairdressing specific skills include shampooing, conditioning and drying hair.

Throughout the course emphasis is on the development of employability skills and attitudes valued by employers. You will study 2 SQA credits in total each semester; 1 credit from work related units and remainder from person centred units.

Work Related Cosmetology: Beauty Practical Skills F0FE 10 - 1 credit Cosmetology: Hairdressing Practical Skills F0FA 10 - 1 credit Person Centred Practical Abilities H18W Self in Community H18N

What are the entry requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements; to get the best out of this course you should enjoy working in a creative environment and have a real interest in the beauty and hair industry. You should also relish the challenge of getting to know new people and you must be able to commit to consistent, full attendance throughout the course.

How will I be assessed

You will be assessed mainly on a range of practical activities carried out in a salon environment.  You will also research and write up a project on a relevant topic such as nail finishes or make up.

What should I expect?

Your hairdressing unit is 90% practical work in a salon either working on each other in class or a tuition head and you will complete client consultation cards. The beauty unit is the same, 90% practical work and in addition, you will complete client consultation cards. You will reflect on your practical skills and record where you think you could improve. You will be involved in planning an event/project along with your lecturer which will include working with a community group. 

Next Steps

Course may provide you with opportunities to progress to:

  • level 4 or 5 Beauty or Hairdressing course
  • an SVQ 2 course in Nails

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