Hairdressing (SCQF Level 5) SVQ

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to provide students with a firm foundation for building the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in hairdressing.

Applicants should have an ability and willingness to communicate with people.

All applicants must attend Course Information Events held prior to the course commencing.

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)

• Style and Finish Hair

• Set and Dress Hair

• Cut Hair using Basic Techniques

• Colour and Lighten Hair

• Advise and Consult with Clients

• Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp

• Develop and Maintain Your Effectiveness at Work

• Plait and Twist Hair

There will be an opportunity to take up the Work Experience (Intermediate 1) unit depending on individual progress.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Teaching will consist of face to face and online activities including virtual classrooms.

Portfolios, Open and Closed Book Assessments, Written Projects, Practical Observations.

While the hairdressing department operates three commercial salons, students are encouraged to find their own clients where possible to meet the specific requirements of the portfolio.

How long will my course last?

Full time - 1 year


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?

Further study may include SVQ in Hairdressing SCQF Level 6 (formerly SVQ Level 3).

Employment within the hairdressing industry.

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

This course will provide basic hairdressing skills.  Applicants should have an ability to and willingness to communicate with people.

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