Introduction to Trichology

The Introduction Course is an online course for those who want to discover the potential of Trichology. Learn about the structure of hair and skin and what causes problems.

Topics in this course are relevant to you and your job. You can learn at home and at your own pace.

At the end of the course, successful students will receive a 10 CPD hours certificate and be equipped to offer advice and refer clients to a Registered Trichologist ART.

Once you have completed this course you can continue to develop your knowledge to gain an accredited Level 4 Course in Trichology and move forward to become a qualified Trichologist and a member of the Association of Registered Trichologists.

Alison Asbury, TrichoCare’s Head of Learner Experience describes the reasons to study our Introduction to Trichology Course.


The Introduction to Trichology Course costs £175.

When you are ready to get started, go directly to the enrolment page.

Course Duration

10 CPD hours

The course duration is flexible and is studied exclusively online. The literature provides guidelines for suggested hours dedicated to study, but these are flexible – students will be able to study and complete assignments in their own time.

Course Location


Course notes will be provided online as well as audio commentary. Students can study and respond to multiple choice questions at the end of each section.

Course Content

The course is divided into four Parts:
Part 1: The main sciences that relate to Trichology, and the organisation of the body and its systems
Part 2: The structure and function of the skin and hair
Part 3: The body’s defences: The immune system
Part 4: Some of the common hair and scalp conditions.

Accreditation and Endorsement

Course Benefits

The Introduction to Trichology Course gives students an overview of the fundamentals of trichology, including help on identifying the most common hair and scalp conditions, including male and female pattern hair loss.


Support and guidance

This course is an online course, requiring self learning.


Course materials

Students are able to read guidance notes throughout the course.

Clinical Principles

Best practice

Although underlying clinical principles are learned, clinical assessment is not applicable to this course.


Specialists in their field

The course team is made up of highly qualified and experienced trichology and educational specialists. Read more information about the Team.


Course pricing

The Introduction to Trichology Course costs £150 inclusive of VAT. The cost of the course will be credited against the Level 4 Certificate in Trichology.


Where to go from here

On successful completion, the candidate is awarded the Introduction to Trichology Certificate and will be invited to study the Level 4 Certificate in Trichology. This is intended to provide a progression route to official recognition as a registered Trichologist.