SQA Modern Apprenticeship in Hairdressing SVQ Level 3

Course Content

This work-based qualification builds on the learner's existing knowledge, skills and understanding in hairdressing. It will develop technical skills and prepare learners for employment as a senior stylist. Course structure allows learners to have the flexibility to advance their individual artistic abilities and designated career pathways. Units include: Provide Client Consultation Services; Creatively Cut Hair using a combination of techniques; Creatively Colour and Lighten Hair; Provide Colour Correction Services; Creatively Style and Dress Hair; Develop and Enhance your Creative Hairdressing Skills; Contribute to the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Promotional Activities.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing, VTCT Level 2 in Hairdressing or equivalent. Applicants with prior hairdressing experience will be considered for this course. Applicants must be employed in a salon for a minimum of 3 months prior to commencement of the qualification. Learners are required to undertake work-based learning/assessment throughout their qualification.

Method of Assessment

Applicants will follow a work-based assessment programme in order to achieve the Level 3 MA in Hairdressing.

Future Prospects

Progression opportunities within the hairdressing industry. Alternatively, you may choose to develop your knowledge and skills by studying at HNC level.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date


  • SCQF Level


  • Duration


  • Subject Area

    Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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