Hairdressing Multi Skills (NQ) @ SCQF Level 6

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Hair dressing


This new progressive course will build on your existing basic hairdressing skills and help you develop more creative techniques suited to the current industry. All technical units on this course not only allow you to hone your existing skills but you will also develop creativity and advanced techniques.

Throughout this course, you have the chance to take part in a variety of activities, including hairdressing seminars, workshops and demonstrations from industry experts.

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 techniques, gaining practical experience along the way.

Work experience is an essential part of the course. You will 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 Entry Requirements


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:

Ladies cutting


Styling and dressing 

Long hair

Styling for a total look

Commercial Experience

The units 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. 

 This is a full-time course with additional home study.


On successful completion of the course, students can apply for Ladies Hairdressing Level 7.  The National Certificate in Hairdressing at level 6 has been designed to articulate with

HNC Hairdressing

SVQ level 3 Hairdressing.

Career Prospects

Starting your career with a Modern Apprenticeship in hairdressing

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.

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