If you want to pursue a career in hairdressing, this new course can help you master the basic skills you'll need. You'll have the chance to take part in a wide range of activities including competitions, presentations, workshops and demonstrations.
This Multi Skills hairdressing course will provide you with hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge of all aspects of hairdressing. You'll learn a wide range of hairdressing and techniques, gaining practical experience along the way.
Work experience is an essential part of the course, so you'll need to find a work placement at a hairdressing salon one day per week.
Direct entry is not recommended due to the practical skills requirement for the course.
How the course is taught:
The course entails a variety of assessment methods including practical, closed book and portfolio building.
A kit and uniform is required for this course & will be provided by the college.
Students may be given the option to purchase an additional college approved kit for some specialist units.
For practical class the college approved uniform must be worn along with suitable footwear (details will be supplied).
Minimum entry requirements
Two National 4 qualifications; OR
Other equivalent qualifications or experience.
You must be at least 16 years of age by 23rd August 2021.
Additional selection requirements
Additional Entry Requirements
Entry to the course is based on you:-
Meeting the entry requirements of your course and
You’ll also have the chance to develop your skills and creativity through:
Organising fundraising events for charity.
Learning from industry experts and industry training days.
Information and Interview Session Requirements
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.
Working in a Salon Environment
Shampoo, Condition and Scalp Massage.
Blow Drying Techniques.
Ladies Hairdressing: Basic Cutting Categories.
How to Mix, Apply and Remove Hair Colour.
The units that you study may be subject to change:
The course is a blend of both theory and practical subjects. Committed to helping you achieve your full potential, the teaching team employ a wide range of blended teaching methods to ensure that you are engaged at all levels of study and are supported in every aspect of your educational experience.
Assessments are ongoing and cover both theory and practical elements of the course. Assessment includes a variety of conditions including open-book, folio and practical activities
This is a full-time course with additional home study.
When you successfully complete this course, you may have the choice of:
Moving onto a Level 6 course such as: NC Hairdressing
Starting your career with a Modern Apprenticeship in hairdressing
Hair Stylist aboard a Cruise Ship
Hair Stylist in TV/Film/Theatre
Additional funding information
Working in hairdressing is both exciting and challenging. It’s part of a diverse and ever evolving industry which is continuously launching new products and techniques. Hairdressing professionals are at the heart of this, helping to create and maintain current trends.
To be successful in this profession you’ll need to be passionate, creative, committed and hardworking. You’ll also need to be self-motivated, a good team player and enjoy working with people.
If you’re interested in taking the first steps on this exciting career path, this is the course for you.