Gents Clipper Cutting Techniques

This course will equip you with the skills required to perform men's haircutting and finishing.

Course content

  • how to identify hair characteristics: hair growth patterns, texture, hair type and density and how they influence hair cutting 
  • how to select appropriate cutting techniques: club cutting, blending tapering, fading 
  • how to use different types of clippers, tools and attachments 
  • how to create a finished look: sideburns and neckline shape 
  • about relevant legislation and the implications on working practice. 

As the course is certified by the SQA, candidates have to pass a written and practical assessment to gain the qualification.

On successful completion of this course you will gain one SQA unit at SCQF level 5 in Gents Clipper Cutting Techniques.


This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA) funding. 

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Entry requirements (minimum)

Candidates for whom English is not the first language should possess an Intermediate ESOL qualification.

Candidates are required to bring their certificate to the first day of the course. Failure to bring proof will result in loss of fees paid.

Candidates are required to provide models during this course for practice and assessment purposes.

Start date

18 January 2018
(Thursday 18:30 - 21:30)


12 Week(s)


£335 (includes £100 kit)

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