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