Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 2) in Hairdressing at SCQF level 5 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise as a junior stylist.This SVQ covers areas such as styling and finishing hair, setting and dressing hair, cutting hair using basic techniques, and colouring and lighten hair. It also covers advising and consulting with clients, shampooing and conditioning, treating the hair and scalp, and developing and maintaining your effectiveness at work.This qualification has been designed in partnership with Skillsactive/HABIA the sector skills council to ensure relevance to the sector.SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards (NOS) are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.

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The course comprises 7 mandatory units and 1 optional unit.


Where do they take place?In the workplace- our Assessor will visit. if required additional training and support can be provide at one of our Border College sites.When are the start dates?All year round!


Scottish Borders, Edinburgh and Lothians

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Entry requirements

This SVQ is suitable for:Individuals who are currently in employment as a junior stylist and who wish to obtain a formal qualification.Employees who wish to obtain short, continuous professional development courses.Learners should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilites which allow them to gather the required evidence.No prior knowledge or qualifications are required.

Progression opportunities

The SCQF level 5 award could provide progression to:An HNC in HairdressingAn SVQ in Hairdressing @ SCQF level 6An SVQ in Barbering @ SCQF level 6


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