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Principles & Practice of Trichology

EduQual Accredited Customised Programme Level 5*

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Designed specifically with existing hair care practitioners in mind, this comprehensive and extensive programme provides detailed insight to advanced hair and scalp science and practical Clinical Trichology skills.

What will I study?

A rich and engaging programme that develops your:​

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Knowledge of the biological, biochemical, genetic and immunological functions of hair and hair growth.

  • Understanding of the causes and presentations of a range of hair and scalp conditions.

  • Awareness of current trichological treatments including the evidence base and mechanism of action. 

  • Clinical practice skills to consult and assess hair and scalp disorders, in order to devise and deliver suitable management plans. 

Who is this programme for?

This programme of study is ideal for those who are relatively new to trichology, or who are currently practising and looking to enhance and extend their subject knowledge and clinical skills. The programme teaches the skills required to appraise and critique the evidence-base and enhances and deepens knowledge and understanding of trichological practice to provide the highest level of patient-centred care and management.

CTSP | Trichological Science

Next Admission:

Autumn 2022



(Not subject to VAT)


~ 12 Months


Blended Learning

Online and In Person

Application Deadline:

31 August 2022


Diploma in Principles & Practice of Trichology*
EduQual Accredited Customised Programme (Level 5)


The Level 5* Diploma in Principles and Practice of Trichology is the perfect progression into advanced hair and scalp science and for developing the consultation and assessment skills essential for a career in Clinical Trichology. Building upon the solid and deep foundation provided by the Level 4 Certificate in Hair Science for Trichology (EduQual Level 4), this academically robust and rigorous programme is written and delivered by hair scientists, trichology specialists and educational experts to ensure an engaging, challenging and rewarding learning experience.

Taught over approximately 42 weeks via blended learning, you will explore the principles of biomedical science for trichology while developing your skills in evaluating and appraising the literature and evidence base in order to confidently apply your consultation and assessment skills with those experiencing hair and scalp conditions and hair loss.

Entry Requirements:

  • Evidence that you have completed relevant studies to at least RQF level 4†.

  • GCSE Science and English grade C or higher (or equivalent).

* Non-native English-speaking students must provide proof of a high level of written and spoken English such as one of the following:

IELTS - grade 6.5 or higher

TOEFL - A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with no less than 21 in writing and at least 19 in every other section.


We consider each application on a case by case basis, so if you concerned that your prior learning, experience or qualifications may not be appropriate, please contact us to discuss your options and the best programme for you.  Please note, you do not have to be working in a clinical or trichological facility to complete this programme of study. Our clinical days are undertaken in our own clinical facilities.

What will I study?

By the end of the programme, you will have a deep knowledge and understanding of:

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills in reviewing and appraising different types of evidence.

  • The biological, biochemical, genetic and immunological functions that affect the hair follicle and hair growth.

  • The causes, factors and presentations of a range of hair and scalp conditions.

  • The range of trichological treatments available, including their evidence base and mechanism of action. 

  • A detailed introduction to clinical practice skills needed to consult and assess hair and scalp disorders, in order to devise and deliver suitable management plans. 

We also offer an optional unit to prepare you for running a trichology clinic/business. 

View all modules and indicative content here.

How will I study:

The programme is delivered via blended learning, being a mixture of online and in-person teaching and assessment.


The theory and knowledge modules are delivered via our bespoke, university standard online learning platform. This user-friendly 'digital-first' learning environment will engage and challenge you with a variety of quality learning materials and resources including directed reading, journal articles, videos, quizzes, forums and discussion groups.

Supporting your self-directed learning are regular online tutor-led discussions, lectures and webinars in combination with guest lectures and events from sector experts. Our experienced academic and pastoral tutor is also on-hand to guide and support your learning and help with exam revision, assignment planning and academic development.

You will be required to attend three face-to-face clinical sessions over the duration of the course. Clinical sessions comprise 2-3 consecutive clinic days at one of our designated training facilities (Philip Kingsley Trichology Clinic, London, or Bradford University Digital Health Enterprise Zone, Bradford). Learners will be required to attend both facilities throughout the duration of their studies and will not be able to choose one location over the other, as different skills will be taught at each facility. The exact dates of clinic sessions are confirmed at the beginning of the programme and sessions may fall on both weekdays and weekends.

How will I be assessed?

Each unit within the programme is assessed individually, using a variety of assessment methods including written assignments, multiple-choice/short answer exams, written scenarios and worksheets. Case studies, observations of practice and reflective journals must be completed throughout the course, with a final objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) to assess practical performance and skill in a clinical setting at the end of the course.

Minimum IT Requirements:

You will need a modern computer or laptop, with fast and reliable internet access running up-to-date software and applications for participating in online lectures and webinars and accessing learning content and materials.

Progression and Career Opportunities:

The knowledge, understanding and skills you will acquire upon successful completion of this programme can be applied in a number of professional settings including trichological practice for the assessment and management of hair and scalp disorders and hair loss. Successful learners will be invited to apply to the higher-level programmes offered by CSTP including, but not limited to, The Diploma in Clinical Trichology and Hair Science (Level 6*).

*Subject to final approval.

EduQual customised programmes of study are developed to meet the specific needs of our learners in trichology related sectors. The programme is recognised and accredited by EduQual as being academically robust and fit-for-purpose. EduQual is an internationally Awarding Body, regulated by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA). The customised programmes have been mapped and aligned with national regulated qualification frameworks (RQF and SQF) allowing learners to demonstrate a given academic level and depth of study. On completion of the customised programme of study, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by EduQual.

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