Hairdressing: SVQ1

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year

Start date
Aug 2023
Applications open January 2024

Course overview

Are you interested in Hairdressing? - This Introductory course is aimed at young learners aged 18 years and under.

This course will provide an exciting and engaging introduction to the Hairdressing Industry.

You will develop basic skills in Hairdressing that will provide you with the with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a Hairdressing Assistant

You will further enhance your practical and interpersonal skills by training in a realistic salon environment providing a range of treatments to paying clients.

You will be provided with an essentials Hairdressing kit, juts right for this level of learning.

Method of Assessment

Evidence for assessment is gathered from a range of the following:

  • Open book assessment
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Reflective diary on own practice in an appropriate working environment
  • Written assignments
  • Projects/case studies
  • Task based controlled assessment.
  • Practical skills are assessed through observation

What you will learn

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to Shampoo
  • Introduction to Blowdry
  • Introduction to Current Trends in Styling Hair
  • Digital Skills

Entry requirements

  • Age 18 or under
  • A genuine interest and enthusiasm for the Hairdressing industry is an advantage.
  • A willingness to be worked on and work on others to build your skill set
  • If you don’t meet entry requirements, you may be directed to other College courses.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have a minimum ESOL Level 5 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses

Career Opportunities

  • Employment as a Salon Junior

Future prospects

  • SCQF Level 5 Hairdressing
  • SCQF Level 5 Beauty
  • SCQF Level 5 Barbering

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