City & Guilds Hairdressing Level 3

This course develops skills and knowledge for a career in hairdressing and the service industries. Students will develop competence and efficiency in all aspects of hairdressing including cutting, styling and colouring. Students will also benefit from a work placement one day per week.

Course content includes:

  • Provide client consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques 
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively colour and lighten hair

    Optional units selected by Forth Valley College:
  • Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of promotional activities
  • Hair colour correction services

  • Stylist in salons
  • Self-employed stylist
  • Work on cruise liners
  • Freelance work
  • Colour technician
  • Educator

  • HND Make-Up Artistry

  • SVQ/NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing or equivalent additional requirements



Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email

  • Location

    Raploch Campus

  • Attendance


  • Start date

    24 August 2020

  • End date

    11 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6