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Hair Styling 3
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

NC Level 6 Hairdressing (Second Year) is a recognised qualification which provides the next step in developing your skills and expertise in hairdressing to master your craft. It will provide the opportunity to broaden hairdressing knowledge and technical ability whilst keeping up to date with current industry trends.

Covering a wide range of advanced techniques, it aims to provide you with a comprehensive skill set that aligns with employers’ expectations.

What will I learn?

During this level 6 hairdressing and hair colouring course, you will learn:

  • Hair colouring and lightening
  • Colour correction
  • Combination cutting
  • Style, dress and finish hair
  • Creative, current make-up trends
  • Styling for a total look
  • Commerical experience

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • You must be 16 years or over before course start date
  • NC or NQ Hairdressing Level 5 or SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5
  • ESOL Level Intermediate Level 2 for applicants whose first language is not English
  • If you do not have formal qualifications, but have more than two years of industry experience, you may be considered if you pass a skills test at the interview and provide one industry-relevant reference
  • Suitability for the course will be determined by an interview, a written test and a practical skills test where you will be asked to prove your passion for the industry
  • It is recommended that applicants secure a placement in a salon for at least one day a week early in the course. This is a requirement for the Commerical Experience unit. 

Entry requirement equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

A range of well-known employers from Glasgow and the local area engage with us to influence the direction of this course and activities such as competition skills enrich the student experience to guarantee enhanced opportunities for our hairdressing students.

View our industry links by following @glasgowclydehairbeautyspa on Instagram and Facebook

Jobs and further study

  • HNC Hairdressing
  • HNC/D Make-up Artistry
  • Depending on your confidence and skills, you may be able to move on to apply for third year junior or first year stylist opportunities
  • Freelance hairdresser
  • Business owner

Please note: attendance for this course is at the start of the week so you can continue working in salons while pursuing your education. This flexible approach caters to the needs of working professionals, enabling you to seamlessly integrate theoretical learning with practical experience in real salon settings. 

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Invited to book an information session and interview. During this session, you will be required to carry out a short written task, which should reflect a strong interest in hairdressing and detail why you have chosen to pursue a career in the hairdressing industry.  Next you will be invited to a practical session on campus, under supervised conditions, Each of these stages is a competitive process and you will be scored throughout. Only those who pass these stages will be offered a place. Both stages will take place from February onwards. You should provide proof of qualifications held or pending (for example, NC or NQ Hairdressing (Level 5) or SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5) and evidence of ESOL intermediate Level 2 or equivalent if English is not your first language. It is essential that you email these items or bring to along to interview, in order to move on to the next stage. These should be emailed to admissions@glasgowclyde.ac.uk 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve list – following your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6078