VRQ Level 3 Diploma in
Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 6
Based on national occupational standards, this preparation for work qualification is for those pursuing employment in the hairdressing industry.
Why take this course?
This course is suitable for those who have achieved the VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, or those who have been working in the industry and are looking to gain a formal qualification.
The topics and practical skills covered will build on what students learned on the Level 2 course, and ensure each student is effectively prepared for working in the industry.
What you will experience
You will enhance your skills in consultation, styling, dressing, cutting, colouring and lightening, as well as in the promotion/selling of product and services, and in health and safety. There is also a focus on specialist areas such as bridal hairstyling, colour correction and advanced perming, including an emphasis on creative hairdressing design skills.
The course is taught in a realistic working environment, providing excellent salon experience for progression to employment. The course also includes Work Experience at INT 2.
Applicants should have achieved the VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or an equivalent award, and have a minimum of three National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level qualifications, or appropriate life/work experience.
Good communication skills, a willingness to learn new practical skills and working with the general public are essential qualities for this course. Essential skills will be developed throughout the programme.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.
What you need to know
You will be required to purchase the designated kit, textbook, learning resource and uniform.
At North East Scotland College
Employment opportunities include:
- Junior Stylist
- Ladies Hairdresser
- Men’s Hairdresser
The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.
For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.
Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2019. Please see below for your options.
You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.
All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.