Hairdressing SVQ3

What is special about this course?

The level 3 SVQ Hairdressing follows on from the SVQ 2, introducing more advanced cutting and colouring to the students. Students will be able to undertake client consultations with less supervision and can work on the floor independently

You may choose to study this course full time or by  Work based Learning and attend college for the theory parts of the course.

Entry requirements

  • SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing.
  • Mature students may gain entry by interview and previous experience.


4 Mandatory Units which include:

  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

and 5 Optional Units which include:

  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Creatively style and dress hair

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Students will gain experience and be assessed in the work place/realistic work environment. Students will be assessed by a mix of project and mandatory question papers in college and observation in the work place.

Attendance at college is mandatory to undertake the underpinning knowledge for the qualification.

How long will my course last?

1 Year Full Time or if in employment 2 Years Part Time.

Where can I study my course?

    • Dunoon Learning Centre
    • Lochgilphead Learning Centre
    • Oban Learning Centre
    • Rothesay Learning Centre

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more information on start date.


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

What can I do on completion of my course?

HNC Hair and Beauty can be undertaken at different institutions.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2019/20

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