- Attainment of VRQ Level 2 Hairdressing, or an equivalent qualification, or employment in the hairdressing industry.
Advanced (Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 6)
The course will develop your understanding and enable you to enhance your skills in consultation, styling, dressing, cutting, colouring and lightening, as well as in the promotion/selling of product and services, and in health and safety. There is also a focus on specialist areas such as bridal hairstyling, colour correction and on creative hairdressing design skills.
You will learn in a realistic work environment, which provides preparation for work placement and excellent salon experience for progression to employment.
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
You are required to purchase the designated kit, text book/e-book and uniform.
You will be required to wear the designated uniform in all practical classes, wear minimal jewellery and closed in shoes. Full details will be provided at an information session.
VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Cutting and Styling Technicians (Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 6).
If you are studying a full-time advanced course (HNC level or above), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
This course is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme. This means that you are required to have access to your own laptop computer, netbook or similar device in class each day that you are in college.
This may be funded or part-funded by a bursary, if you are eligible to receive one.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
Employment opportunities include:
“If you are thinking about becoming an apprentice at an older age, allow yourself to achieve it.”
“The course, students and staff combined made for such a brilliant experience. The facilities at NESCol are excellent and being able to develop your skills in a real life salon environment with clients is invaluable. I can’t recommend College enough – regardless of the industry you want to go into it is a positive, inspiring environment to study in and can open the door to so many career opportunities.“
“Anyone can do the course – it’s great for anyone who wants to learn something new for themselves.”
“I think my story shows the diversity a career in Beauty Therapy can offer. Not only can it allow you to travel, work anywhere in the world, but also give you the choice to work in an established salon or set up your own business and become your own boss. The opportunities are endless. It’s such a fun, rewarding career and the job satisfaction from making your client feel better about themselves is priceless. “
“I really enjoyed being in the salon and doing all on the job training, it was really good.”
The first group of HNC Complementary Therapies students graduated from NESCol.
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