Hair Styling 7
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.

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

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 make-up skills
  • Working in the salon
  • Employability
  • Creativity

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 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 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.

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.

Both 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 still at school) 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