Introduction to Hairdressing - Session 1

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Kingsway Campus


This qualification will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills in preparation for a career as a hairdresser. You will learn to: reduce risks to health and safety; have a healthy lifestyle within this physically demanding career; prepare for hair services and maintain work areas; prepare and maintain salon treatment work areas; how to present a professional image whilst learning skills in shampooing and conditioning hair, styling and blow drying hair and carry out research.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be aged 16 or over at the start of the course and have achieved National 3 or 4 qualifications. Industry experience or other qualifications will be considered. For applicants where English is not their first language then ESOL at National 5 is required.

Entry is based on a group information session, a skills test and an individual interview. A satisfactory reference is required.

Progression Routes

Further study on Introduction to Hairdressing - Session 2, Level 2 Barbering, Salon assistant, MA in Hairdressing

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

SCQF Level