NQ Hairdressing with Make-up Skills (Level 4)

Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
24 Aug 2020
Qualification Type
Course Type
I Year

Applications to this course are now closed.

This Hairdressing and Makeup course at Level 4 has been designed as an ideal introduction to full time college training.

Hands-on basic practical hairdressing skills in ladies cutting and colouring are an integral element of this course, as is developing your creativity and flair.

The addition of fashion make up techniques will give you the opportunity to combine your talents in both hair and makeup.

Throughout the course you will work through client consultation techniques and written and computer skills will be embedded to give you a platform to progress to further study.

What will I learn?

  • Introduction to hair cutting skills
  • Introduction to hair colouring skills
  • Introduction to makeup 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. Taking part in industry competitions enrich the student experience to guarantee enhanced opportunities for our hairdressing students.

Jobs and further study

Depending on confidence and skill set you may be able to seek employment as a salon assistant/1st year junior.

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

  • Progression from Level 4 to Level 5 Hairdressing is not guaranteed. A conditional offer does not secure a place.
  • The teaching team will consider your application and progress over the Level 4 course taking into account; Attendance, timekeeping, progression in terms of theory and practical skills, ability to cope at Level 5, references from teaching team in order to make a final (unconditional) offer.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • SCQF Level 4 English or ESOL at Level 4
  • You must be 16 years or over by the course start date
  • Suitability for the course will be determined by an interview, a written test and a practical skills test.

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.

Interview is by competitive process and you will be scored throughout the interview, written task and skills test. Only those who pass this stage will be offered a place.

Interviews will take place between February and August 2020. 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.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6027