Gents Barbering
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Courses starting in August 2023 will open for applications on Monday 16th January 2023.

NC Ladies Hairdressing with Gents Haircutting (Second Year) Level 6 is a recognised second year qualification which builds upon your knowledge and skills. It is designed to strengthen basic knowledge and enhance your creative hairdressing skills. It covers combination cutting, colour correction, hair colour and lightening, long hair and styling. It will give you the opportunity to broaden your hairdressing knowledge and technical ability whilst keeping up to date with current industry trends.

What will I learn?

  • Hair colouring and lightening
  • Colour correction
  • Combination cutting
  • Style, dress and finish hair

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

Internal Applicants

  • Progression from Level 5 to Level 6 Hairdressing is not guaranteed. A conditional offer does not secure a place
  • The teaching team will consider your application and progress over the Level 5 course taking into account: attendance, timekeeping, progression in terms of theory and practical skills, ability to cope at Level 6, references from teaching team in order to make a final (unconditional) offer.

External Applicants

  • You must be 16 years or over before course start date
  • NQ Level 5 Hairdressing or SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5
  • If you do not have formal qualifications, but have more than two years industrial experience, you may be considered if you pass a skills test at interview and provide one industry-relevant reference.

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 with Fashion Make-up
  • 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

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 and will be in contact as per the following stages:

Stage 1

Initially, we will be in contact to invite you to a Microsoft Teams group presentation and question and answer session.

Stage 2

During this session, you will be set a task to create a digital moodboard for submission. Your moodboard should reflect your passion for the hairdressing sector and will not only showcase your favourite professional hairdresser but will also reflect current trends in the industry.

Examples of moodboards will be shown at the presentation and you will be given two weeks to complete this task. 

Each of these stages are a competitive process and you will be scored throughout. Only those who pass these stages will be offered a place.

All stages will take place between February and August 2021. Outcomes will be sent by email within 10 working days.

Proof of your passion for the industry is essential in order to be offered a place on the course.

You must supply:

  • proof of qualifications held or pending (for example, if you are currently studing NQ Hairdressing Level 5/SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5) including evidence of SCQF Level 4 English/ ESOL.

It is essential that you email these items in order to move on to next stage. These should be emailed to

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information such as student funding, joining instructions, uniform order form, induction dates and timetable.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6027