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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (SCQF Level 6)

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This one-year exciting course will enhance your existing Hairdressing skills and knowledge gained at Level 2, or the work you have already carried out in your salon.

Equipped with a more advanced skillset will enable you to develop your passion and creativity for hairdressing as you progress into a more technical and supervisory level within the industry.

Theory classes cover the knowledge required to complete all written work as part of your course. You will be required to have access to IT to complete parts of the course e.g. laptop, PC, iPhone, Android phone, Tablet, iPad.

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 innovations and techniques within the industry. 

Please note:

  • There is an additional cost for – Uniforms & kits which must be purchased before the course starting.
  • You will be required to have access to IT to enable you to complete the theory aspects of the course e.g. laptop, PC, iPhone, Android phone
  • Students will be expected to bring in clients for practice and assessment purposes.

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 at Edinburgh College.

What you will learn
  • Consultation Services
  • Health and Safety
  • Developing Creative Hairdressing Skills
  • Creatively Cut Hair Using a Combination of Techniques
  • Creatively Style and Dress Hair
  • Creatively Colour and Lighten Hair
  • Colour Correction
  • Cut Men’s Hairstyles
  • Avant Garde for Competitions

Placement information

  • All students must attend a mandatory work placement, or be employed in the industry before commencing the course one day per week (9.00 am - 4.00 pm) for the full academic year. This is a mandatory aspect of the course 

How the course is assessed

  • All practical assessments are carried out on paying clients within our salons.
  • The theory aspects of the course are carried out under exam conditions

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week (9.00 am – 4.00 pm) 
  • 1 evening (4.30 pm – 8.00 pm) 
  • 1-day work placement per week. This is a mandatory aspect of the course.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum recognised Hairdressing Level 2 qualification 
  • Already have secured a work placement or employment within the Hairdressing Industry.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Applicants will be given a date to attend campus for an information session and face-to-face interview where you will be asked relevant questions relating to the course and your goals and experience

Thereafter successful applicants will be invited to attend the college to carry out a skills test and written colour case study:

Skills Test

  • A skills test will be required to be performed in a commercially viable time

Case Study

  • This will be a basic colour case study scenario to test your knowledge 

The formal interview has a scoring criterion based on - communication skills at the interview, along with the skills test and written case study

Hair and Beauty Applicant Privacy Notice

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • You will be fully qualified to gain employment within the Hairdressing industry

Career options

  • You will be fully qualified to gain employment within the Hairdressing industry

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 26/08/24 42 Weeks

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