Hairdressing - Introduction to Basic Skills

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


Are you good with people, hardworking and creative? Then this could be the course for you! Introduction to Commercial Hairdressing is an entry level qualification for applicants with a keen interest in following a career in Hairdressing.

This course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge in basic haircutting, colouring and styling and prepares you for further study and/or employment as a trainee stylist within a salon.

This course has a particular focus on the use of technology in Hairdressing and how to incorporate sustainability into Hairdressing practices.

Applicants who meet the recruitment criteria will be provided with access to a hairdressing kit, appropriate protective clothing and learning materials.

Units can include:

Technology in Hairdressing; Sustainable Hairdressing; Client Consultation; Shampooing and Conditioning; Hair Styling, Setting and Dressing; Long Hair Styling and Hair-up; Cutting Hair;
Colouring Hair; Enterprise Activities.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Progression Routes

Relevant courses in hairdressing

Start Date




Study Method

Blended learning
Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hairdressing and Barbering

SCQF Level