Hairdressing Multi Skills (NQ) @ SCQF Level 5

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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.

Dress code

 For practical class the college approved uniform must be worn along with suitable footwear (details will be supplied).





Entry Requirements

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

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be virtual either through TEAMS or by phone 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

You'll study:

Creative Trends

Employability Skills

Working in a Salon Environment

Salon Skills

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


Career Prospects

Exploring your future career options which, once fully qualified, could include:
Salon/Session/Self-employed Stylist 
Colour Technician
Hair Stylist aboard a Cruise Ship
Hair Stylist in TV/Film/Theatre
Hairdressing Trainer/Educator.

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

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.

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