City & Guilds VRQ Hairdressing Level Three

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.

  • Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety practice in the salon
  • Hairdressing consultation support
  • Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
  • Cut hair to achieve a variety of looks
  • Colour hair to achieve a variety of looks
  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Hair colour correction techniques

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

  • HND Make-up Artistry: TV, Film and Theatre



  • 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


Falkirk Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 6