NQ Foundation in Hairdressing SCQF Level 5
What is special about this course?
This course is designed to provide you with a firm foundation for building the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in hairdressing.
The course content provides foundation training including basic cutting and colouring which are the key units required within the hairdressing industry.
This is a practical hand on course providing you with the basic practical skills within a commercial salon to enter the industry at Junior Stylist level or progress to SVQ in Hairdressing (SCQF Level 6).
You must have an ability and willingness to communicate with people to be successful in the hairdressing industry.
• You will gain basic practical skills in a rewarding and creative industry
• You will study full time and gain core skills
• There are progression opportunities on completion of this course
• You will study within a real working environment using professional products
Three National 4s, one of which must be English
satisfactory attainment of Introduction to Foundation Hairdressing (SCQF Level 4).
You must attend a Course Information Event held prior to the course commencing.
Course content includes:
• Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp
• Applying Practical Skills
• Current Blow-Drying Techniques
• Ladies Hairdressing; Basic Cutting Techniques
• Mix, Apply & Remove Hair Colour
• Advise and Consult with Clients
• Hair Colour and Lighten
• Work Placement
• Coping Strategies and Building Resilience
• Core Skills: Numeracy, Communication and Information and Communication Technology
Equipment required includes:
• A uniform (tunic, trousers and shoes)
• Hairdressing Tool Kit
• Cutting Kit and text book
Order forms are sent out to successful applicants and costs may be included within the bursary which you must apply for separately.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
Teaching will consist of face-to-face and online activities including virtual classrooms.
While the hairdressing department operates three commercial salons, you are encouraged to find your own clients where possible to meet the specific requirements of the portfolio.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Moray College UHI
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?
On successful completion of this course you may progress onto SVQ in Hairdressing (SCQF Level 6).
Alternatively, you can enter employment within the hairdressing industry as a Junior Stylist.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
Apply for NQ Foundation in Hairdressing SCQF Level 5
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