Barbering - Foundation Award (College Certificate) SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This unique course will be delivered by a blended learning approach and can be studied full time or part time.

The course content has been developed to allow you time to learn and progress your skills within a realistic learning environment at the college salon and working with real clients.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to be fully qualified in Barbering and work in an employed or self-employed basis.

Special features:

  • Unique new programme
  • Blended learning delivery approach
  • Hands on experience
  • Full qualification

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4s (including English) OR
  • Completion of Introduction to Foundation Hairdressing (SCQF Level 4) or Access to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapies (SCQF Level 4).
  • You must attend a Course Information Event held prior to the course commencing

Course content includes:

  • Consultation and Barbering
  • Shampoo and Condition Men's Hair
  • Colour Men's Hair
  • Products and Styling for Men
  • Men's Haircutting including Detailing and Facial Hair
  • Develop and Enhance Practical Skills
  • Coping Strategies and Building Resilience
  • Wellbeing and Mindfulness
  • Role of a Salon Manager
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Numeracy
  • Communication


You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform for this course (Kit Approx. £462.26, uniform approx. £117.18 for tunics, trousers, and shoes). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

Important:  Funding information

If you are in receipt of any DWP benefits - Please note attendance on this programme may affect your entitlement. Please contact student services for further information and advice about sources of funding.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

This is a practical based course with face-to-face practical classes on campus supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Part time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Additional costs

Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application. If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver. If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees. Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Upon completion of this course, you may progress onto Foundation Hairdressing SCQF Level 5. Alternatively, you will be fully qualified in Barbering to work on an employed or self-employed basis.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.