Hairdressing (SCQF level 6) Modern Apprenticeship

What is special about this course?

Modern Apprenticeships offer anyone aged over 16 paid employment combined with the opportunity to train for jobs across a wide range of sectors. They are an exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications that will help to start a career without having to study full time.

All the Modern Apprenticeship frameworks are developed by the appropriate sector skills council in consultation with their industry. Modern Apprenticeship frameworks can also be used as the basis for training more established employees.

Off the job learning usually takes place through colleges or training providers.

Here at Moray College UHI we offer a range of Modern Apprenticeships across a range of sectors and work closely with a number of employers within the Highlands and Islands areas.

This SCQF Level 6 (SVQ Level 3) will enable students to enhance their current skills and knowledge to further develop a career within the hairdressing industry.

Applicants should have an ability and willingness to communicate with people. It is recommended that applicants attend Course Information Events held prior to the course commencing.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of SVQ in Hairdressing SCQF Level 5 (formerly SVQ Level 2)


a minimum of 3 years current, commercial experience in hairdressing.


Candidates must be in full time employment in the Hairdressing industry.

  • • Creatively Style and Dress Hair

    • Creatively Cut Hair Using a Combination of Techniques

    • Creatively Colour and Lighten Hair

    • Provide Client Consultation Services

    • Hair Colour Correction Services

    • Develop, Enhance and Evaluate Your Creative Hairdressing Skills

    • Contribute to the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Promotional Activities

    • Communication

    • Numeracy

    • Information Communication Technology

    • Problem Solving

    • Working with Others

How will I study my course?

  • Day release

Teaching will consist of face to face and online activities including virtual classrooms.

Portfolios, Open and Closed Book Assessments, Written Projects, Practical Observations.

How long will my course last?

2 Academic Years

Day release over 2 years.

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.


Funding from Skills Development Scotland  to contribute towards the cost of the apprentices training under the Modern Apprenticeship programme is available for all young people aged 16 – 19 for all frameworks. Funding may also be available for young people between the ages of 20 – 24 and 25+. This is dependent on the frameworks and sectors and can change annually.

For more information about funding please contact: Jacqui Taylor on 01343 576425 e mail or Fiona Anderson on 01343 576429 email

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study may include HNC in Hairdressing.

Employment as Stylist or Technician.

Is there more information available online?

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For more information about the Modern Apprenticeship programme in the first instance please contact Jacqui Taylor, Head of Marketing and External Relations on (01343) 576425 or e mail

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College 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.

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