Hairdressing and Barbering (Level 1) (Fast Track)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


This exciting 18-week course covers the skills required to be an assistant in a hairdressing salon. It includes practical sessions working with clients and blocks and theory classes covering the knowledge required to complete all written work and E-assessments as part of your course.

You will work as a team with other students preparing and delivering hairdressing services including shampooing, conditioning, blow drying and removing colour as well as with your own clients. To enhance your skills you will work in our professional salon environment working with high-end equipment and product companies such as Wella during practical sessions on paying clients to enhance your employment prospects. You will also assist in the reception areas of the salon.

Course includes:
Preparing for the Salon Environment; Services Shampoo and Condition Hair; Working as a Team Member; Blow-Drying; Assisting with Colouring; Plait and Twist using Basic Techniques.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. You will be invited for interview which will include a practical trade test and written task.

Start Date





at SCQF Level 4

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level