Trichology Training

The Institute of Trichologists provides a two-year distance learning course backed by clinical practice. Trichologists are medically trained in areas pertaining to the health of the hair and scalp.

NEW FOR JANUARY 2021 : Access to Trichology, Foundation level course

We are developing a new short course as an introduction to Trichology, with the first intake to be January 2021.

This will be a 6-month course, which will be a compulsory pre-cursor to the two-year course.  The short course will be all home-learning, with a 3-hour exam and the end.  This can be studied as a stand-alone course, with a certificate awarded at completion, however this will not qualify you to become a practising trichologist.

Details are yet to be finalised and will be made available shortly.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, or wish to register your interest in the course please email

The Two Year Course in Trichology

 To receive information about September 2020 intake please complete the contact form, link on the right.

The Institute’s course is academic and scientific in nature and requires a positive and continuing commitment to the course by the student.  The progress, aptitude and attitude of each student will be closely monitored throughout the course.

Distance Learning

The course is delivered mainly by home-based distance learning and is entirely self-contained. That is to say students are not expected to have to purchase additional books or teaching materials; all of the written and academic material you need for the course is contained in the books, learning modules and tutor handouts supplied by the Institute.  Monthly clinical training sessions in London are a compulsory part  of the course.

Although the course requires great commitment and motivation on the part  of the student, it is not intended to be a full-time course. Almost all Institute students are mature, and most are also in full-time employment or undertaking family commitments and responsibilities (in some cases both).

The downloadable prospectus, click here, provides full information on the Institute of Trichologists course in Trichology.



Meet The Education Team

Director of Clinical Studies & Examiner

Keith Hobbs

Director of Education

Tracey Walker

Director, Clinical Tutor and Examiner

Shirley McDonald

Clinical Tutor & Examiner

Caroline Puttock

Clinical Practitioner Mentor

Carol Walker