The New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) comprises 120 credits.
This Programme is suitable for learners with prior knowledge of salon support and client support services in a hairdressing salon, who wish to develop skills and knowledge towards becoming a hairstylist.
The New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) is a one year programme consisting of 40 weeks in length, including six holiday weeks. Learning is a blend of theory, technical skills and practical work experience. You will be expected to be in class for approximately 21 hours per week.
You are also expected to spend up to 11 hours per week spent on independent learning. This time is dedicated to self-directed research, study, completion of assignments and practicing your styling techniques.
You must also complete 90 hours of work experience as part of the programme. These hours may be carried out in industry or in UCOL’s training salon.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
Recognition of Prior Learning Form
where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may
request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
- Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a
scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of
our free Youth Transition programmes.
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
Two pairs of black or natural coloured stockings
One black top (chiffon type material) worn with a black singlet
One pair of industry standard shoes (no laces permitted in the salon unless covered toe and leather)
Hairdressing tools and equipment kit
- Ring binder/s
- Subject dividers
- Memory stick
Note that students are responsible for providing models for practical sessions and all practical assessments.