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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
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    SCQF Level:   05


This is an excellent course for students to learn the skills to cut hair using a variety of techniques and creating a range of basic hair cuts.

Kit can be purchased from Platinum Salon on the night the course commences. Students should supply their own tunic. 

Start Date: 26/08/19
Days of Week: Monday 
Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Duration: 24 weeks
Cost: £250 + £120 for kit -  A £20 non-refundable kit deposit is required at the time of enrolment

You can download an enrolment form here

You can read more about the enrolment process here

  • What this course includes

    This course includes client preparation, safe hygiene procedures, cutting techniques, categories and effects and include the range and maintenance of tools.
    Students will learn how to establish the client’s requirements taking into account influencing factors.
    Students will learn the process of preparing for the hair cut and performing the planned hair cut to achieve the desired end result.

Why choose this course?

This course is ideal for those wishing to gain basic knowledge and insight into the hairdressing industry and a progression route for those who are considering committing to full time study.

Entry Requirments

•While there are no formal entry requirements, an interest in the subject is essential

• If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved ESOL Intermediate Level 2 (or equivalent)

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    Where it leads

    • Further hairdressing courses at West Lothian College

Interview Arrangements

There is no interview is required for this course.

Fees, Finance and Funding

ITA update

Individual Training Account funding has now been closed to new applicants as of 7thDecember 2018. Applicants should be able to apply again from April 2019, subject to Skills Development Scotland making new funds available. For more information on ITA and the rules and regulations surrounding them please visit


What options do I have for paying my course fees?

West Lothian College accept payment in full for all part time courses by Cash, Card, Bank Transfer or Cheque.


In response to the unforeseen withdrawal of ITA funding, West Lothian College have put in place an option for students to pay their course fees by instalments. This can be discussed with our Student Advice team at the time of your enrolment, and they will explain all the options and terms and conditions to you.


If you have any further questions or queries please contact Student Advice by email on

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