Introduction to Hairdressing and Make Up

Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2019
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
18 weeks (August to January)

Applications for this course are now closed.

With a combination of written and practical sessions, you will develop the basic skills required to start a career in the hairdressing industry. The course is an ideal introduction to full time college training and will serve as a platform for further study.

What will I learn?

  • Introduction to Hair Cutting Skills
  • Introduction to Hair Colouring Skills
  • Introduction to Make Up Skills
  • Working in the Salon
  • Employability
  • Creativity

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.

Jobs and further study

Candidates who successfully complete this course will be able to apply for NQ Level 5 Hairdressing.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • No formal entry requirements - suitability for the course will be determined by an interview, a written test and a practical skills test. Those not deemed suitable will be offered advice on how to apply for alternative courses.

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?

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following:

You will be invited to an information session. This session may last up to two hours. At this stage you will be given:

  • course content
  • interview
  • written task and practical skills test
  • a department tour.

You must bring:

  • proof of qualifications held or pending (for example, if you are still at school) including evidence of SCQF Level 4 English/ ESOL.

It is essential that you bring these items in order to move on to next stage.

You need to successfully pass both the written task and practical test, as well as the interview to be offered a place.

Interviews will take place between February and August 2018. Outcomes will be sent by email within 10 working days of the interview.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place. If a place is unavailable at your campus of choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.

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. These will be emailed by July 2018.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3264