Our three year hairdressing course includes theory and practical training. You will learn everything from the basics of the industry to advanced hair and beauty. We also empower professionals to start their own businesses once fully qualified.

Associated Qualifications

NQF Level 02,03 & 04; ITEC Levels 02 & 03

About our Hairdressing course

The 3 years offer three qualifications which culminate in a professional hairdressing qualification. The first year is designed to serve as an introduction to the hairdressing industry and provide the learner with the basics of hairdressing.

The second year, registered at NQF Level 3, focuses on core hairdressing activities of cutting, relaxing, styling and colouring. In particular, the NQF Level 3 qualification should result in the learner achieving the status of a Junior Stylist, capable of performing many hairdressing services competently, though still under the supervision of a professional stylist.

Year three, registered at NQF Level 4, focuses on advanced hairdressing techniques such as perming, advanced colouring and braiding and dreadlocks as well as on a series of management functions designed to assist qualified hairdressers to set up and manage their own businesses. This is a sector in which a very large number of skilled professionals set up their own businesses at some point during their career, and a significant number do so immediately after completing their qualification.

The International Academy of Health and Skin Care is proud to be associated with and have obtained full accreditation from International renowned UK Based Award Body ITEC, offering our students prestigious International Qualifications.

Minimum requirements

Grade 9 or equivalent qualification.

Course duration

3 years total, between campus and apprenticeship.

Time commitment

Full time or part time course options.

Qualifications you will gain

National certificates on completion

1st year: National Certificate: Hairdressing NQF Level  02 SAQA ID 65750 LP 72009 (149 Credits)

2nd year: National Certificate: Hairdressing NQF Level  03 SAQA ID 65749 LP 72010 (130 Credits) 

3rd year: Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing NQF Level 04 SAQA ID 65729 LP 72011 (145 Credits)

International diplomas offered


1) Level 02 Diploma Hairdressing

2) Level 03 Diploma Hairdressing

International Qualifications