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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. 

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


To discuss payment options for your course please call 01506 427558 or email

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