Barbering (SCQF Level 5) SVQ

What is special about this course?

Learners will gain an internationally recognised qualification, which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.

Valuable knowledge will be gained into this Industry, health and safety, working with the public and manual skills will allow for progression. Independent learning, working as part of a team, citizenship and core skills will support employability.

Entry requirements

2 Standard grades at general (or equivalent)


3 national 4s, one of which must be English


Satisfactory attainment of SVQ in Hairdressing and Barbering SCQF level 4 (formerly STW/SVQ level 1)


Industrial Experience of 2 years

• Cut Hair Using Basic Barbering Techniques
• Cut Facial Hair to Shape Using Basic Techniques
• Dry and Finish Mens Hair
• Create Basic Outlines and Detailing in Hair
• Advise and Consult With Clients
• Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp
• Develop and Maintain Your Effectiveness at Work
• Colour and Lighten Mens Hair
Core skills are embedded within all units

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Day release

Flexible delivery will consist of, lecturer lead teaching, demonstration, practical, VLE, independent study and online solar assessment.

How long will my course last?

Day release course - Mondays (9 hours per day) over 18 months.

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

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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?

Learners can progress directly into industry, or to a range of qualifications including Barbering at SCQF level 6 (formerly SVQ Level 3) or Hairdressing at SCQF level 6 (formerly SVQ Level 3), by means of a bridging course to give transition from barbering to hairdressing.

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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.

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