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Hair and Beauty

Hair and Beauty Skills VRQ VTCT Level 1 Extended Certificate (SCP)

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Part time

Duration 38 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

Choose your study options

Campus Granton Campus Study mode Part time Start date 27/08/24 Duration 38 Weeks
Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Part time Start date 27/08/24 Duration 38 Weeks

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Course overview

This course is specifically for senior phase school pupils while still at school.

This 30 week exciting course is an introduction to a variety of the skills required for the Hairdressing and Beauty industry. By developing these skills you will have a greater insight into each discipline enabling you to progress into your chosen field within the Hairdressing and Beauty industry.

You will attend two afternoons per week building on your skills and knowledge gaining essential practical experience in our professional salon environment and academies with our high-end product companies and equipment. Alongside this, you will also have the opportunity to work in our employability salons, which will enhance your employability prospects even further.

Training at Edinburgh College will enhance your employability prospects as we have an exceptional standard of facilities and highly qualified lecturers. You will work in our salons or studios providing a realistic industry environment and gain essential practical experience working on paying clients with high-end product companies such as Wella which will enhance your employment prospects. Edinburgh College is not only a recognised Centre of Excellence by Wella; but also houses the Wella Training Studio for Scotland. This amazing collaboration ensures students receive the most up-to-date training in new innovations and techniques within the industry.

We recently celebrated the 1st birthday of the Wella Studio at Edinburgh College.

Working with your peers in the college environment gives you the opportunity to see the progression routes that are on offer within the two disciplines and the opportunity to gain feedback from the students that are currently on these programmes.

Please note:

  • Schools must purchase a kit and uniform from the College for their pupils - £65

We also ask all students to adhere to the dress code for the department as follows:

  • Black Trousers
  • Black T-Shirt or school shirt
  • Black Shoes

If you are interested in being a model for our students or want to try out our star facilities before beginning your studying journey, simply book in for a treatment.

Hair Salons, Beauty Salons and Barbershop | Edinburgh College

What you will learn
  • Create a Hair and Beauty Image based on a theme
  • Shampoo, Condition and Treat Hair
  • Blow Dry and Finish Hair
  • Plaiting Hair
  • Make-Up Application
  • Skincare
  • Introduction to Hand and Nail Care

Placement information

There is no work placement required for this course.

How the course is assessed

  • All practical aspects of the course are assessed on paying clients within our salons
  • The theory aspects of the course are carried out under exam conditions completing open book assessments or multiple-choice questions

Number of days per week

  • 2 afternoons per week - Tuesday & Thursday (1:30-4:00 pm)

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry requirements, however, a selection process will occur during the application process
  • Pupils must be in S4-S6 and have a passion for the industry

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Applicants will be invited to attend campus for a college experience day.  

As part of your course application, we require you to complete a moodboard (details below) and bring this with along with you on the day

Application Task: Mood board– 

The College experience Day will involve:

  • Group Information session with Q & As
  • Tour of the department
  • Team working
  • Review of Moodboard

Successful applicants will thereafter receive an offer of place and a link to enrol on the course  

Hair and Beauty Applicant Privacy Notice

 

 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

Once you have successfully achieved both awards you can apply for our full time courses for August:

  • Introduction to Level 2 Hairdressing (SCQF Level 5)
  • SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing (SCQF Level 5)
  • SVQ Level 2 Barbering (SCQF Level 5)
  • Beauty Care (SCQF Level 5)
  • NC Beauty Care (SCQF Level 6)
  • Spa Therapies (SCQF Level 6)
  • HNC Beauty Therapy (SCQF Level 7)

Career options

  • Progression to higher level Hairdressing, Beauty, Makeup or Spa Therapies courses next academic year (level of course is dependant on the applicant's qualifications)
  • Opportunity into employment within the Hairdressing industry at a junior level 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Part time 27/08/24 38 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Part time 27/08/24 38 Weeks

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