SQA Modern Apprenticeship in Hairdressing SVQ Level 2

Course Content

This work-based qualification allows individuals to gain an industry-recognised qualification and develop the skills required to become a professional in a hairdressing environment. Training is provided in the workplace to prepare learners to have their hairdressing skill assessed within a salon environment. Completion of this qualification will enable applicants to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/stylist. Units include: Colour and Lighten Hair; Style and Finish Hair; Set and Dress Hair; Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques; Shampoo and Condition Hair and Scalp; Advise and Consult with Clients; Health and Safety; Develop and Maintain Effectiveness at Work and Fulfil Salon Reception Duties.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be working in a salon for a minimum of 2 months prior to the commencement of the programme. Candidates are required to undertake work-based learning/assessment throughout their qualification.

Method of Assessment

Work-based assessment programme where skills are assessed by direct observation, online exams and open book assessments.

Future Prospects

Progression to SVQ Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or a college-based qualification i.e. VTCT level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date


  • SCQF Level


  • Duration


  • Subject Area

    Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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