Hairdressing (VTCT)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


The course involves theory sessions to give you the knowledge to complete the assignments and e-assessments required for the course. As you work within our professional salon environment and Academy you will gain practical experience working on clients working with high-end product companies such as Wella during practical sessions on paying clients to enhance your employability prospects further.

You will be provided with up to date training in new innovations and techniques with leading product manufacturers and barbers. Edinburgh College is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Wella - one of only two Scottish colleges this professional recognition reflects the exceptional standard of facilities and training you’ll experience during your course.

Course includes:
Providing Consultation Services; Creative Cutting; Colouring and Lightening; Styling and Dressing; Colour Correction; Developing Creative Hairdressing Skills; Planning Promotional Events.

Entry Requirements

SVQ Hairdressing (VTCT) at SCQF Level 5. You will be invited for interview which will include a practical trade test and written task.

Progression Routes

Successful candidates will be able to move into employment within the hairdressing industry at stylist level. This award will also give you the entry requirements for HNC Hairdressing

Start Date





at SCQF Level 6

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level