Hair and Beauty


There are many levels of study available depending on whether you're just starting out or are currently working in a hair or beauty setting and want to increase your skillset

Beauty Care and Makeup NC content Nail technician wearing PPE buffing the nails of a client

Beauty Care and Makeup NC

Build creative skills in the application of make-up and learn the basic skills required to carry out treatments for face, body, and nails. There is a combination of theory and practical learning on this course.

  • Where? Oban
  • Full or Part-time? Full-time
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SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF level 4 content Hairdresser curling hair on model

SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF level 4

Get the basic knowledge, skills and understanding to be a hairdressing assistant in preparing clients for hair services and maintaining work areas. Learn how to shampoo, condition and blow dry hair at a professional standard, and to work as part of a salon team and assist with reception duties.

SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF level 5 content Hairdresser cutting a client's hair

SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF level 5

You'll gain the basic knowledge and experience of working in a commercial hairdressing salon, this qualification is assessed in the workplace and/or a realistic work environment.

Students must work in a professional manner taking into account establishment requirements such as appearance and dress code, personal conduct, personal hygiene, reliability and punctuality.

SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF level 6 content Hairdresser applying dye to a client's hair

SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF level 6

Following on on from the SVQ at SCFQ level 5, this course introduces you to more advanced cutting and colouring techniques. You'll undertake client consultations with less supervision and can work on the salon floor independently while having the opportunity to enhance your skills.

You may choose to study this course full time, or if in employment by work-based learning and attend college for the theory parts of the course.