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Do you want to take you hairdressing creative skill to the next level? The PDA Innovations in Hair Design* will allow you to focuse on the practical, artistic nature of hairdressing, allowing the research and design elements of your personality to grow and keep abreast of current trends, as is expected by the industry.
The online delivery of this PDA will give you the flexibility to study at a time and place that suits you.
This course will allow you to work independently, creating a design portfolio of your new creative looks. You will carry these out on models achieving a full look with dress, make-up and photographs.
*Subject to approval
The PDA consists of four SQA units:
Part Time (Structured)
The course is delivered fully online.
Part time (structured): 1 year
6 hours study per week in Semester 1 (Sept-Jan); 4 hours study per week in Semester 2 (Feb - Jun).
For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.
This Professional Development Award is designed for people who want to gain a recognised qualification in innovative hair design, as well as develop academic competence in portfolio compilation and research skills within the hairdressing industry. On successful completion you will have the skills to implement training programmes and have developed a sound understanding of creating fashion designs.
This award will enhance your employability as a technical representative with a manufacturing company, magazine and fashion work, management within a salon, training and assessing within education and training establishments or further progression within higher education.
Following successful completion of the PDA Innovations in Hair Design you may be able to progress to further academic study at HE level, for example, HND Make-up Artistry or Trichology
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
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