Hairdressing - Current Techniques: College Certificate SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This course will build on your foundation basic cutting and colouring skills enabling you to enhance your creative cutting, colouring, and styling skills which are all key units required within the hairdressing industry.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to the next level of study or gain employment as an Improver Stylist within the hairdressing industry.

Special features:

  • You will gain creative practical skills in a rewarding and creative industry
  • You can study full time or part time
  • You will study within a real working environment using professional products
  • You will have the opportunity to compete in industry related competitions
  • You will be given the opportunity to take part in work placements

Entry requirements

  • Foundation Hairdressing (SCQF Level 5) OR
  • a minimum of 3 years current, commercial experience in hairdressing
  • You must attend a Course Information Event held prior to the course commencing.

Course content includes:

  • Current Cutting Techniques
  • Current Colouring Techniques
  • Current Styling Techniques
  • Consultation of Services
  • Colour Correction Techniques
  • Promoting Services and Products
  • Specialist Hair and Scalp Treatments
  • Wellbeing and Mindfulness


You will be required to purchase equipment for this course.  If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

Equipment required includes:

  • A uniform (approx. £137.18 includes choice of tops, trousers, apron, and shoes)
  • Hairdressing toolkit (approx. £276.31)
  • Cutting/styling kit and textbook

Order forms will be sent out to you once you have confirmed and accepted your offer of a place on the course.

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).

While we operate a commercial salon, you are encouraged to find your own clients where possible to meet the specific requirements of the portfolio.

How long will my course last?

Full Time: 1 year

Part time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



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.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


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.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course, you may progress onto further study such as HNC Hairdressing course at another college or university.

Alternatively, you can enter employment within the hairdressing industry as a stylist or technician.

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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.