Wella Education and Glasgow Clyde College has hosted an official launch event to celebrate its most advanced hair colour qualification to date. The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma. This is the first time the hairdressing industry has offered a degree-level certificate of this kind, making it a major step forward for recognising the professionalism and technical acumen needed to be a true colour expert.
The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma is a joint venture between Glasgow Clyde College and Wella Education’s senior education team. The official launch took place at the College. It welcomed college lecturers as well as faculty heads from across Scotland, salon owners, industry experts. Also present were the Principle and Vice Principal of Glasgow Clyde College.
The event was an opportunity for the Wella education and Glasgow Clyde teams to join forces and share the syllabus for the new course, whilst showcasing its industry significance. Glasgow Clyde College MCMI Curriculum and Quality Leader, Julie Wales, joined Curriculum Manager for Hairdressing, Donna McCallum. Also present wereWella’s Senior Education Manager Paul Fensome and Manchester Studio Leader, Katie Howarth, who were the driving force behind this new qualification. “The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma is SCQF level 9, making this an incredibly challenging course for any colourist. We’ve ensured that this qualification delivers so much more than you would expect. For example, it explores academic writing, how the economy impacts your colour business, leadership in hairdressing, psychology, safeguarding your clients, responsibility and much more. Modules have been designed to push colourists to their limit,” explains Katie.
The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma is only available for colourists who hold the existing Wella Colour Expert certificate. It takes up to 18 months to complete and will arm colourists with the most in-depth colour qualification available. Following the intensive learning journey, students will graduate at Glasgow University in a formal ceremony to celebrate their achievement.