Hairdressing Level 3 SVQ

What is special about this course?

The SVQ 3 will provide you with advanced knowledge and technical skills in hairdressing which you can use to find work at a supervisory level.  As part of the course you will also have the chance to express your creativity by participating in demonstrations and contributing to the end-of-year hair show.  You will carry out a range of advanced hairdressing services on real clients in our modern salon under supervision.  Seminars, demonstrations and workshops from employers are delivered throughout the year adding value to this course.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a SCQF Level 5 qualification in Hairdressing or relevant hairdressing experience e.g. three years training in a salon. You should have good communications skills and show attention to personal presentation. For non-English speaking students literacy Level 2 is a requirement. 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.

This course covers seven units of higher level skills in hairdressing, including:

  • Advanced colouring techniques;
  • Colour correction;
  • Styling and dressing long hair;
  • Advanced cutting;
  • Planning and implementing promotional activities

Work placement is essential while studying for this qualification.

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 Years

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 progression onto PDA Innovative Hair Design.

You should be able to find work in the following areas: senior stylist; film and photography; theatres; salon management; self employment or industry assessor.

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