Hair Styling 3
Skills for Work
SCQF Level
Local Authority
East Renfrewshire
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Glasgow Clyde College will provide you with a broad, experiential introduction to hairdressing. The focus is on experiencing a salon environment and the development of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. Practical experience of general salon duties, reception skills, communication and customer care is included. Emphasis throughout all units is on employability skills and attitudes which will help prepare you for the workplace.

Qualification Breakdown

Skills for Work - Hairdressing SCQF level 4:

  • Salon Awareness
  • Working in the Salon
  • Employability Skills
  • Creativity including gents’ grooming skills

Entry requirements

You should:

  • Have a genuine interest in hairdressing
  • National 4 or equivalent in English
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and have a creative flair

You are required to work on each other and must be prepared to get treatments applied to your hair. You must demonstrate a level of maturity required for the course.

Attendance Pattern

Tuesday and Thursday (1.30pm to 4pm)

The duration of the course is August to April

Progression Pathways

You might go on to:

  • A Modern Apprenticeship, leading to a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Levels 2 & 3 in Hairdressing. You would train on the job in a salon or barber’s and off the job (usually one day a week) at a college or training centre. Apprenticeships usually last for two years
  • A full time National Certificate (NC) or National Qualification (NQ) course in Hairdressing level 5 or Beauty Care level 5 at a local college of further education
  • After training in a college or salon, and with relevant work experience in a salon, you can become a salon stylist, supervisor, salon manager or even a salon owner. It is possible to study for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Hairdressing once you have gained a NC Level 6 in Hairdressing or SVQ level 3 in Hairdressing

All courses involve a mix of theory and practical work, written assessment and portfolio production.