Hairdressing (VTCT)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


This one-year exciting course covers the skills required to enter into the hairdressing industry.

Training at Edinburgh College will enhance your employability prospects as we have an exceptional standard of facilities and highly qualified lecturers. You will work in our salons or studios providing a realistic industry environment and gain essential practical experience working on paying clients with high-end product companies such as Wella. Edinburgh College is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Wella; one of only two Scottish colleges with this professional recognition.

Subjects Include:
Advising and Consulting with Clients; Shampoo and Condition; Hair Styling; Hair Set and Dress; Hair Plaits and Twists; Cutting Hair; Colouring Hair; Team Work.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 4; or SVQ Hairdressing and Barbering (Level 1) at SCQF Level 4. You will be invited for interview which will include a practical trade test and written task.

Progression Routes

SVQ Hairdressing (VTCT) at SCQF Level 6

Start Date





at SCQF Level 5

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level