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Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August to June)

NQ Introduction to Hairdressing with Make-up Artistry Level 4 is an introductory programme offers an insight into the hairdressing industry and provides hands-on, basic, practical hairdressing skills in ladies hair cutting, colouring, and styling.

It will not only develop your knowledge and skills but also your creativity and flair. The addition of an introduction to fashion make-up techniques will give you the opportunity to combine your talents in both hair and make-up.

What will I learn?

During the NQ Introduction to Hairdressing with Make-Up Artistry Level 4 course you will learn:

  • Health and safety  
  • Careers options and choices 
  • Product awareness  
  • Prepare and assist in workplace environment  
  • Working with customers and colleagues  
  • Hairdressing practical skills  
  • Introduction to hair cutting skills 
  • Introduction to hair colouring skills 
  • Introduction to make-up skills 

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • ESOL Level Intermediate Level 2 for applicants whose first language is not English
  • 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 where you must prove your passion for the industry.

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.

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

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 NC Hairdressing (First Year) Level 5 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 such as attendance, time-keeping, progression in terms of theory and practical skills and the ability to cope at Level 5 will all be taken into account, along with references from the teaching team in order to make the final decision of (unconditional) offer.

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 practical task and a short,  written task, which should reflect why you have chosen to train and pursue a career in the hairdressing industry.  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 will be required to demonstrate your passion for the industry in order to be offered a place on the course.  You should provide proof of qualifications held or pending (for example, if you are still at school) 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