Hairdressing SVQ2

What is special about this course?

In addition to learning the theoretical aspects of hairdressing, you will also be able to gain invaluable practical experience by being a part of the college hairdressing salon based in House of Morven on the main campus in Thurso.


Entry requirements

  • Two National 5 and three National 4 qualifications (five Standard Grades at Level 3 or above)
  • Candidates who do not have the above requirements but who have successfully completed Access to Service Industries course or an SVQ Level 1 in Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing will be considered. 
  • Work experience in a hair salon will be an advantage

Please note that applying for this course does not guarantee a Modern Apprenticeship place, your application will be discussed with you in the first instance.

  • How to advise and consult with clients. 
  • Practical techniques including: Shampooing and conditioning the hair, Changing hair colour using basic techniques, Styling and cutting hair
  • Development and maintenance of effective teamwork skills while supporting the health, safety and security of the salon environment
  • Promoting a positive impression of self and salon

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Day release

Attendance for the full time course is over one academic session, if attending on a day release basis this will take two academic years.

How long will my course last?

one Academic Years

One year full time, longer part time

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our Tuition Fees information.


Funding is available from Skills Development Scotland to contribute towards the costs of the apprentices training under the Modern Apprenticeship Programme for all young people between the ages of 16-19 for all frameworks. Funding may also be available for young people between the ages of 20 -24 and 25+ however this is dependant on the framework and sector.

For more information on Modern Apprenticeship Funding please contact: Lynn Sinclair on 01847 889421 or e-mail

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • SVQ Level 3 Hairdressing
  • Employment opportunities in the hairdressing industry as a junior stylist

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I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. UHI North Highland 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.