Hairdressing SVQ3

What is special about this course?

This full or part time course is for hairdressers with salon experience. 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 commercial training salon based in House of Morven on the main campus. The SVQ level 3 Hairdressing covers units which are essential to become a full stylist.

Entry requirements

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.

The subjects studied are those essential to a full stylist, including:

  • Fashion cutting and colouring
  • Styling techniques including creatively dressing long hair, and avant garde styles
  • Salon management skills
  • Promotion of services and products
  • Health and safety
  • Students are required to attend a salon placement on a weekly basis

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part 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 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?

Enhanced career prospects as a stylist in a hair salon, work on cruise liners or self-employment

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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.