Create Me: Hair and Beauty in a Digital World SCQF Level 4/5

What is special about this course?

This is an exciting project-based programme of study that brings together the creative worlds of hair and beauty through a social media lens. You will take your first steps into these industries and build skills that allow you to produce hairstyles and beauty looks for sharing on social media.

This course reflects the critical need for people working in the industry to engage with their customers online, spread more awareness of services and create brand loyalty, while responding to customer expectations and the rise in influencers on social media.

You will learn basic hair, skin, make-up and nail skills along with the required underpinning knowledge which will allow you to style hair, apply make-up and produce creative nails in a range of looks. This programme will also help develop the ICT skills and tools that can be used for presenting in social media.

You will need to be passionate, creative, committed and enjoy working with people. Throughout the course emphasis is on the development of employability skills and attitudes valued by employers.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however your personal statement should reflect your passion for this subject.

Applicants should have the ability to use your hands skillfully  and enjoy meeting and working with people.

You will cover the following units: 

  • Competition Work Hair Level 1
  • Creative hairdressing images
  • Introduction to Blow Drying Hair
  • Introduction to Shampoo and Conditioning
  • Introduction to Setting
  • Introduction to Plait and Twist Hair
  • Developing ICT skills for Social Media
  • Bridal Evening Make up
  • Day Make-up and Basic Corrective Make-up
  • Nail Art: Free hand
  • Skills Connect: Project level 4

How will I study my course?

    The full time course is timetabled for up to 4 days per week between 9am and 5pm, with the possibility of an early evening session.

    In the 2021/2 academic year, this course will be delivered by blended learning - a combination of face to face and remote learning. You will attend campus in person two days per week and you will access timetabled sessions remotely, via your computer or device, two days per week. 

    • Full Time
    • Part Time
    • Face to face
    • Online resources
    • Group work
    • Role play

    How long will my course last?

    8 Months

    Students can progress to SVQ 2 Hairdressing or NC Beauty Care SCQF Level 6 on successful completion of this programme. 

    Where can I study my course?

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      Most students will be eligible for bursary funding. Additional costs for kit may apply if you are not eligible for bursary funding.

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      I want to start in January 2023

      We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.