Hairdressing SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

SVQ Hairdressing (SCQF Level 6) is a course which will allow you to gain and develop the advanced skills, knowledge and understanding of the industry sector and related industries at this level of study. The SVQ SCQF Level 6 programme is a qualification that should be recognised by any potential employer as a measure of your abilities and should allow for employment as a Stylist within the hairdressing industry. The course is delivered on a full-time basis and will provide you with a qualification and a defined skill set which reflects the skills essential for a successful career in this sector of employment. The main aim of the award is to build upon existing skills, deepening knowledge and the professional principles and practices of Hairdressing which will help you to make informed future career choices and enhance your employability skills.

Entry requirements

All applicants selected for interview will be required to undertake a diagnostic test which includes a written statement and a practical activity. The selection process will include a discussion of your application at interview and you should be able to demonstrate a clear interest in pursuing a career in this field.

All applicants must be 16 years of age or older before the start date of the course.

Course content includes:

  • Hair Colouring and Lightening
  • Colour Correction
  • Combination Cutting
  • Style
  • Dress and Finish Hair
  • Styling for a Total Look
  • Commercial Experience
  • Essential Core skills (Numeracy, Communication, and ICT).    

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face, practical hands on, blended learning approach using our Virtual Learning Environment, self directed study

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course can provide employment within the Hairdressing industry sector as a Stylist or progression into further study in HNC Hairdressing, HNC Fashion Make-up and HND Make-up Artistry. There is also articulation into SVQ levels 2 and 3 Hairdressing.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI 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.