Study for an apprenticeship in hairdressing and barbering and find a job that allows you to be part of one of Scotland’s most creative industries.
The apprenticeship is designed for innovative people who enjoy a fast-paced environment. Learn about different hair cutting techniques such as layering and face-framing. Gain practical experience with barber equipment like scissors and electric razors. Improve your customer service skills and contribute to an industry that is filled with opportunity.
There are a variety of jobs in Scotland’s hairdressing and barbering sector. Work as a junior hairdresser and style hair in a salon. Give people a comfortable shave by working as a barber. Apply your creative knowledge by working as a hairdresser that specialises in afro hairstyles.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 5 or 6 in hairdressing and barbering. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as business administration and salon management.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Carry on your education with a related creative degree or go into full-time work.
Further education: Enhance your skills with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design or another creative qualification. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a hairdressing or barbering job. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. However, it is useful to have an interest in hairdressing and barbering.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.