Barbering NVQ (Level 2) Diploma SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to provide students with a firm foundation or build on existing skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in the Barbering industry.

This course is ideal for learners seeking a career as an employed or self-employed junior barber.

Our commercial salons are open to the public for students to develop and build their practical skills.

Special features
• You will gain practical skills
• You can study part-time
• This course is ideal for school leavers and mature students

Entry requirements

3 National 4s, one of which must be English


satisfactory attainment of SVQ in Hairdressing and Barbering SCQF Level 4 (formerly SVQ Level 1)

Units include:

• Advise and Consult with Clients
• Shampoo, Condition and treat the hair and scalp
• Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
• Cut men's hair using basic techniques
• Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
• Dry and finish men's hair
• Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
• Colour and lighten men's hair


Kit cost: £258

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face to face

How long will my course last?

Part time: 18 months (during the day)

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study may include NVQ Diploma Level 3 in Barbering.

You can also enter employment within the barbering industry.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.