SVQs in Hairdressing and Barbering (6009)

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2016
To gain the skills you need to work in a hairdressing salon or barber shop, our SVQs cover a wide range of skills from shampooing, cutting, perming and styling to advanced colour correction.
A Hairdressing or Barbering SVQ is for anyone who is serious about a hairdressing or barbering career. There are options to suit individual needs and aspirations - and if you are already working in hairdressing, you could develop your skills to become a senior stylist.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Scotland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on the level you choose, you will cover topics like:

• shampooing, blow drying, plaiting and twisting
• cutting and styling hair
• greeting customers and running the salon reception
• advising customers on hairstyles and colours that would suit them
• colouring and dressing long hair
• perming and hair extensions.

To earn these qualifications, you need to show you have got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.

SVQs are assessed at work or in a realistic working environment. For each unit, an assessor observes you carrying out different services and checks your understanding. This information will be recorded in your logbook, which then provides formal evidence of your learning.

For these qualifications, you will practise hairdressing, learn the knowledge required and organise your own study. You will record your achievements in a logbook packed with hints and tips from industry experts.

You might also use MHD Academy which provides you with high quality professional video based resources, step by step PDFs, fact sheets, handouts and glossaries.

Which level is right for me?

SCQF Level 4
You are looking to be a Hairdressing Assistant.

SCQF Level 5
You want to be a Junior Stylist.

SCQF Level 6
You already have hairdressing or barbering qualifications and want to become a Senior Stylist.

SCQF Level 7
You want a short specialist award to attain specific hairdressing and barbering skills.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Hairdressing or Barbering SVQ can jump-start your career in Hairdressing or Barbering. With a SCQF Level 4 Hairdressing qualification you can get your first Salon Assistant job, and with the higher levels you could become a Stylist and go on to be a Salon Manager.

To run your own salon or specialise in particular hair types or hairdressing treatments, you might want to think about these other qualifications too:

• Level 3 Certificates and Diplomas in Hairdressing - update and learn new skills and techniques
• Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effect, Hair and Media Make-up - update and learn new skills and techniques
• Level 4 Diploma in Management Practices and Advanced Techniques in the Hair & Beauty Sector  - the skills to run your own hair salon.
• Award in Contact Dermatitis Prevention - the techniques to protect customers from infection.

To offer beauty treatments like Nail services and Spa therapy, take a look at our Beauty Therapy qualifications.
 

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

These qualifications are assess in the workplace or a realistic working environment.  The qualifications are likely to call for a variety of assessment methods and the national occupational standards define what is to be assessed.  Methods of assessment include: observation of performance, questioning and knowledge assignments, with both online e-assessment and paper tests.

You must provide learners with a realistic working environment where they can develop their knowledge and practise their skills.

Centres must also provide learners with resources. To help develop the learners' knowledge and skills, we have developed dedicated online support - MHD Academy - which offers high quality professional videos based resources, step by step PDFs and fact sheets,  schemes of work, lesson plans, individual learning plans, hand-out and worksheets.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no age limits or entry requirements to take these qualifications.

 

 

 

 

 

SCQF 5

SCQF Level 5 will suit you if you have some experience in the Hairdressing and Barbering industry. You want to be a Junior Stylist.

For a full list of mandatory and optional units, refer to the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Hairdressing SVQ can jump-start your career in hairdressing - with a SCQF Level 4 Hairdressing qualification you can get your first Salon Assistant job, and with the higher levels you could become a stylist and go on to be a Salon Manager.

To run your own Salon or specialise in particular Hair types or Hairdressing treatments, you might want to think about these other qualifications too:
  • Level 6 SCQF Certificates and Diplomas in Hairdressing  - update and learn new skills and techniques
  • Higher Professional Certificate / Diploma in Technical Salon Management - the skills to run your own Hair Salon.
  • Award in Contact Dermatitis Prevention - the techniques to protect customers from infection.
To offer Beauty treatments like Nail Services and Spa Therapy, take a look at our Beauty Therapy qualifications.

SVQ 1 in Hairdressing and Barbering at SCQF Level 4 (6009-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2020

SVQ 1 in Hairdressing and Barbering at SCQF Level 4

  • Accreditation No: GK7H21 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 2 in Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5 (6009-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2020

SVQ 2 in Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: GK7J22 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 2 in Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 2 in Barbering at SCQF Level 5 (6009-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2020

SVQ 2 in Barbering at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: GK7L22 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 2 in Barbering at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SCQF 6

SCQF Level 6 is ideal if you already have a Hairdressing or Barbering qualification and want to become a Senior Stylist.For a full list of mandatory and optional units, refer to the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

With a SCQF Level 6 hairdressing qualification you can get your first salon assistant job, and with the higher levels you could become a stylist and go on to be a salon manager.

To run your own salon or specialise in particular hair types or hairdressing treatments, you might want to think about these other qualifications too:
  • Level 6 SCQF Certificates and Diplomas in Hairdressing - update and learn new skills and techniques
  • Higher Professional Certificate / Diploma in Technical Salon Management - the skills to run your own Hair Salon.
  • Award in Contact Dermatitis Prevention - the techniques to protect customers from infection.
To offer Beauty treatments like Nail Services and Spa Therapy, take a look at our Beauty Therapy qualifications.

SVQ 3 in Hairdressing at SCQF Level 6 (6009-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2020

SVQ 3 in Hairdressing at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: GK7K23 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Hairdressing at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Barbering at SCQF Level 6 (6009-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2020

SVQ 3 in Barbering at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: GK7M23 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SVQ 3 in Barbering at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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