Skills for Work Hairdressing Level 5

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College attendance is usually required twice a week.

Perth College UHI 

Crieff Road Campus

1 year 5  S5/6
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About this course

About this course

The course has been designed to provide an introductory hairdressing qualification through a blend of theory and practical based learning. This course will develop vocational and creative skills essential for working in the hairdressing sector. It offers progression for candidates who have completed National 4 but has also been designed to allow suitable candidates to enter at this higher level. The course enables the candidates to develop a higher level of practical skills, knowledge and understanding of the hairdressing industry together with transferable employability skills and confidence required for the workplace.

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There are four units within this award:

Creative Trends – develop your creativity by researching the year’s current look. This will enable you to gain an understanding of how fashion trends influence hair styles. You will produce a style board and work towards completion of your own unique hairstyle on a model.

Working in a Salon Environment – this unit gives an awareness and understanding of salon duties, current Health and Safety legislations, reception work and customer care. This prepares students for working as an apprentice within a salon environment.

Salon Skills – you will learn the practical skills involved in carrying out salon duties. These consist of shampooing and conditioning hair, applying conditioning treatments, using massage techniques, hair-up styles and blow drying hair. You will complete these practical tasks on models.

Introduction to Colour – you will gain a basic knowledge and understanding of the colouring process. You will learn how to prepare the hair prior to the colouring service, mix the colour and colour removal. You will also learn the basics in colour application.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Aimed at S5/6 pupils. There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will be invited to attend an interview with a member of College staff to discuss your application.

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Course progression

Course progression


• SVQ in Beauty Therapy