Route Into Work Hairdressing and Beauty Multi Skills (NQ) @ SCQF Level 4

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Level 4 Hairdressing and Beauty allows you the choice of sampling hairdressing, beauty, and make-up disciplines while gaining a qualification which meets the needs of the Hair and Beauty industries. The hairdressing and beauty course is intended to develop your knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in hairdressing, beauty, and or make-up Artistry.

Course code



Dumfries Campus


Full Time
Attendance 2 or 3 days per week. 1 year (36 weeks)
Please note this may be subject to change.
Additional hours for work experience attendance may be required.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements.

To get the best out of this course you should enjoy working in a creative environment and have a real interest in the beauty and hair industry. You must be able to commit to consistent, full attendance throughout the course.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session.

Learners will be required to attend a face-to-face interview or an interview on teams’ video to further discuss your application. You’ll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you’re interested in this subject area.
You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment.
During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

Course Content

You will learn a range of skills.

Beauty Practical skills
Make up Practical Skills
Hairdressing Practical Skills
Prepare and Assist

(This may be subject to change)


Assessments are carried out towards the end of the units. Assessments are practical in nature, reflecting the practical emphasis of the Units, testing the expertise in each of the subject areas. With small elements of theory and written work.


On successful completion of the course, students can apply for Ladies Hairdressing, Beauty, or makeup artistry @ level 5.

Start your career with a Modern Apprenticeship in hairdressing

Exploring your future career options which, once fully qualified, could include:
Salon/Session Stylist
Beauty Therapist

Career Prospects

Beauty Therapist
Hair Stylist

Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary or EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) funding for this course. Please contact a member of the funding team for details.

Selling Points

If you want to a career in hairdressing or Beauty, this course can help you master the basic skills you’ll need for a career in the industries. You’ll have the chance to take part in a wide range of activities including presentations, workshops, and demonstrations.

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