Hair and Beauty Units SCQF 5


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During this course you will gain further insight into the hair and beauty industry, learning a range of practical skills and hair and beauty techniques. The course will help prepare you for a real working environment and give you a strong foundation to progress onto an SVQ Level 2 in hairdressing or beauty therapy. 

You will study hairdressing practical skills such as shampooing & conditioning treatments, colouring, blow-drying, and designing a creative trend style. You will cover Beauty practical skills and makeup techniques, learn about working with customers & colleagues and look into career options within the industry. 

Please note, you must be 16 years of age to complete the practical element of colouring.


Level SCQF 5

Delivery Face-to-Face | Friday

Location Fully Face to Face  

Attend timetables classes at college or your school for all learning and assessments.  

UHI North Highland – Thurso Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Throughout the course, you will study:

  • Creativity
  • Salon Skills
  • Introduction to Colouring
  • Working with Customers & Colleagues
  • Career Options & Choices
  • Day Make-up & Basic corrective Makeup

Where you can go... 

Progress onto:

  • SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy
  • Another course SCQF Level 5 or 6

Entry requirements

You must have achieved National 4 Hair and Beauty Units and demonstrate a keen interest in Hair and Beauty.  You must also have a satisfactory school reference.