Hairdressing SCQF 5 (Stornoway) NC

What is special about this course?

The NC Hairdressing SCQF 5 course develops and builds on the skills and knowledge that have been gained during the NQ SCQF 5 course.

The focus is on experiencing the salon environment and learning about the various responsibilities and vocational skills required for employment/self-employment. This is done through the students operating their own Open Salon within the college, which in turn gives them the experience of running a business. Emphasis is also placed on the employability skills and attitudes required for the workplace and where possible Work Experience is undertaken in partnership with the local salons.


Entry requirements

  • Students who have successfully completed NQ Hairdressing Level 5.
  • Students who have relevant qualifications and experience.

Skills will be developed in -

  • Ladies Haircutting
  • Portfolio Presentation
  • Colour Correction
  • Hair Colouring and Lightening
  • Long Hair Design
  • Commercial Work Experience

Core skills will be included within the course programme.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Face to face.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Stornoway

Start date



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What can I do on completion of my course?

The course could prepare students for progression onto -

  • NC Hairdressing at SCQF 6
  • Employment
  • Further Study

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