Hairdressing SVQ3

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 Continuing 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 include:

  • Fashion colouring and cutting
  • Specialist hair and scalp treatments
  • Creative styling and dressing of hair
  • Promotional activities 
  • 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 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Further Continuing Professional Development (CPD) study
  • Hairdressing employment

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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