Barbering - Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

This course will build your understanding and enable you to develop practical skills.


North East Scotland College, Aberdeen
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This course is available on the North East Scotland College website.


Why take this course?

Consultation, shampoo and conditioning, basic styling, cutting, colouring and lightening as well as perming techniques are the main focus of the course. There are further opportunities to develop creative skills in barbering.

Promoting and selling a variety of products and services alongside reception duties and the importance of health and safety will also be covered.

You will learn all of these skills in a realistic work environment, which provides preparation for work placement and excellent salon experience for progression to employment.

What you will experience

This course will include:

  • Client Consultation- and Health and Safety
  • Shampooing, conditioning and styling techniques
  • Men’s cutting
  • Colouring and Lightening Hair
  • Creative Barbering work
  • Reception duties and selling techniques
  • Work experience in a local Barbers
  • Underpinning knowledge for Barbering services

About North East Scotland College

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North East Scotland College is the single largest provider of vocational education and training in the North East of Scotland.

We have a course to suit everyone; whether you’re fresh out of school, currently working, returning to education or simply want to try something new – whatever your educational or occupational background, an opportunity awaits at NESCol.

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