Introduction to Hair & Beauty SCQF 4/5 (Thurso) Certificate

What is special about this course?

This exciting course will provide you with a strong foundation in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, building the essential skills required to progress on to your chosen career path.

You will learn a wide range of hair and beauty techniques including washing, blow-drying, styling, skincare, makeup, manicures, and eye treatments, gaining knowledge about the latest techniques and trends in the industry.

In addition, you will develop your creativity, confidence, employability, and core skills by working with real clients in our commercial salon.

Entry requirements

  • 1 National 3 Qualification,
  • A Positive reference from Employer/School
  • A signed fitness-to-work agreement

The course is made up of several units at SCQF 4 and 5:

  • Salon Awareness
  • Working in the Salon
  • Employability Skills
  • Creativity
  • Salon Skills
  • An Introduction to Colour
  • Facial Skin Care and Make-up
  • Manicure and Creative Nail Finishes
  • Facial Skin Care Treatments
  • Developing Skills in Eye Treatments
  • Commercial Salon Experience & Core Skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date

September or January


Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Upon successful completion, students can progress on to further study in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy:

  • SVQ Hairdressing SCQF 5
  • SVQ Beauty Therapy SCQF 5

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