Skills for Work Hairdressing Level 4

GroupAttendance Pattern Location DurationSCQF LevelYear Group
Mixed Schools Tuesday 9-11am and Thursday 2-4pm

UHI Perth, Crieff Road Campus 

1 year 4  S4
Perth High School Monday 2.10-3.40pm

UHI Perth Crieff Road Campus

1 Year 4 S4
St John's Academy Tuesday 9-11am and Thursday 2-3.30pm St John's Academy 1 Year 4 S4
Perth Academy Monday 9am - 10.30am or Friday  2-3.30pm UHI Perth, Crieff Road Campus 1 Year 4 S4

All groups should apply for the course using the link below, UHI Perth Schools Team will coordinate group allocation with schools.

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About this course

About this course

This course is designed to provide a basic hairdressing qualification which reflects the initial apprenticeship skills required by the hairdressing industry.  You will develop basic practical skills, knowledge and understanding of the hairdressing industry together with transferable employability skills required for the workplace.

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Course content

Course content

There are four units within this award: 

Creativity – this unit focuses on encouraging individuality and expression of creativity. You will design your own mood board and work towards completion of your own unique hairstyle on a mannequin head. 

Working in the Salon – you will learn the practical skills involved in carrying out salon duties. These consist of shampooing and conditioning hair, hair up techniques and blow-drying hair. 

Employability Techniques – you will gain an understanding of the importance of working with others within a team and customer care. You will learn how to communicate effectively and confidently. 

Salon Awareness – this unit provides a first-hand introduction to working within a hair salon. You will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of staff and an awareness of career opportunities. 

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at S4 pupils. There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will be invited to attend an interview with a College member of staff to discuss your application.

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