Hairdressing (Level 5)

Lews Castle College UHI


Lews Castle College Campus, Stornoway Campus


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

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.

Entry Requirements

NQ Hairdressing (Level 5)

Progression Routes

Employment or further study

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level