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


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





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

Minimum entry requirements

Two National 4 qualifications, SCQF Level 4 English or ESOL Level 4; OR

other equivalent qualifications or experience.

You are require to be 15 years of age by January 2022 to undertake this 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 a 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. 

Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone discussion call,but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

This is a key aspect of the application process. 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

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

(This may be subject to change)

Work experience is an essential part of the course, so you'll be required to be in work placement in a hairdressing salon one day a week for the full duration of your course.


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 makup artistry @ level 5 .

Start your career with a Modern Apprenticeship in hairdressing

Exploring your future career options which, once fully qualified, could include: 
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 Industrys. You'll have the chance to take part in a wide range of activities including  presentations, workshops and demonstrations.