Hairdressing SVQ3 SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This programme is highly practical in nature and is a natural progression on from the SVQ Level 2. Students will enhance existing skills developing fashion techniques in colouring and cutting to an advanced technical level. Development of managerial skills to support first steps within salon management.

This course is also available as Continual Professional Development (CPD) for work based students. Candidates will be expected to engage with industry either through work placements or guest lectures.

Entry requirements

  • SVQ 2 Hairdressing or equivalent qualification and salon experience.
  • Candidates to undertake an assessment of hairdressing at interview.

Subjects will include:

  • fashion colouring and cutting
  • colour correction
  • creative styling and dressing of hair
  • Promotion and ordering of services and products
  • barbering
  • health and safety
  • customer service excellence
  • teamwork
  • planning and organisational skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Block release

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



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What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Further Continuing Professional Development (CPD) study
  • Hairdressing employment at supervisory level.

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"Students can unleash their creative side and/or concentrate on colour and cutting. I advise my students to seek work experience while studying level 3 as this gives an insight to how busy a salon can be. We have a bit of fun too, we enter at least one hairdressing competition in the year and have always been placed in the top 3 in at least 1 category.

I love following the progress of my students and have kept in touch with lots of them for years and (showing my age now) now their daughters are starting hairdressing!"

Seonaid Morrison; Lecturer Level 3 Hairdressing

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