Intense Foundation Barbering: 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 over 18 weeks.
The course content had 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 you can study over 18 weeks
  • Blended learning delivery approach
  • Hands on experience
  • Full qualification

Entry requirements

You can gain direct access into the SCQF Level 5 programme with no previous experience in barbering techniques.


College Certificate in Hairdressing (SCQF Level 4).

Course content (full time: 18 weeks) includes:

  • Consultation and Barbering
  • Shampoo and Condition Mens Hair
  • Colour Mens Hair
  • Products and Styling for Men
  • Mens Haircutting including Detailing and Facial Hair
  • Develop and Enhance Practical Skills
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Numeracy
  • Communication


A kit and uniform will be required for the course and can be purchased through your Bursary funding.

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Full Time

Blended learning delivery including online and face-to-face teaching.

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

25 January 2021


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.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion of this course will allow you access into Foundation Hairdressing SCQF Level 5.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2021/22

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College 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.