The hairdressing industry includes people who cut and style hair for both men and women, as well as people who work to improve the health of the hair and scalp.
There is a steady demand for hairdressers and barbers in salons big and small throughout Scotland. Hairdressing offers good opportunities for those who enjoy:
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Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.
The course is made up of four compulsory units, each one taking 40 hours of study.
You will learn about
Where will I take the course?
You will usually train at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.
You may be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance teacher in school.
Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work. Some assessment may be done online using an e-portfolio system.
You may be able to progress to:
Further study, training or employment in: