VTCT - SVQ 1 Hairdressing & Barbering

Course Content

The purpose of the SVQ 1 in Hairdressing and Barbering is to provide the basic skills and knowledge required to progress onto Level 2 Hairdressing or Level 2 Barbering. To kick start a women’s or men’s hairdressing career this will allow learners to grow in confidence by working on model heads, each other and progressing to real clients. The units are: Shampoo and Condition Hair; Preparing for Hair Services; Maintaining the Work Area; Effective Working Relationships; Blow Drying Hair; Plaiting and Twisting Hair, Basic Cutting; Temporary Hair Colouring and Assist with Salon Reception Duties. This course is ideal for those with enthusiasm and motivation for the industry. 

Entry Requirements

Previous attainment of a Level 1 part-time qualification (SCQF 4) in Hairdressing, Barbering and or Beauty Therapy and/or relevant industry experience is desirable.  Two National 4 qualifications or equivalent but not essential.  For applicants where English is not their first language then ESOL at Intermediate 2 is required as excellent communication skills are needed. You may be invited to a group information session, online interview and potentially complete a skills test. A satisfactory reference may be required.

Method of Assessment

Direct observation and open book assessments will take place throughout the course. Research will also be required.

Future Prospects

Further study onto a Level 2 Hairdressing or Barbering programme. Gaining employment within a salon to develop your skills. Opportunity to study MA SVQ Level 2 within a salon to continue your studies.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    13 Sep 2021

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss

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