Hairdressing SVQ 2 SCQF level 5

What is special about this course?

This course will provide you with basic knowledge of hairdressing delivered in a realistic work environment.  You will gain a useful qualification with the skills required to get a start in the industry.

The classroom is set up to represent a salon with hair wash sinks, stylist stations, storage, laundry and a training reception area.

Entry requirements

Students should have at least 3 Standard Grades at credit/general level / 3 National 4s or above / equivalent combination of both.

Applicants should be effective communicators, have artistic flair, good personal presentation, physical stamina and a high level of manual dexterity.

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience may still qualify you for this course. Mature students will be considered on merit and experience. All candidates will attend an interview.

  • Health & Safety
  • Change Hair Colour
  • Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques
  • Set and Dress Hair
  • Advise and Consult with Clients
  • Shampoo, Condition and Treat
  • Style and Finish Hair
  • Core Skills Numeracy, ICT and Communication

Optional units (subject to change)

  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Promote Additional Service or Products to Clients
  • Perm and Neutralise Hair

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

34 Week

3 days a week for 34 weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Portree

Start date



Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please contact your local college learning centre or Student Services for more information.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to EMA or not. However you must apply for EMA even if you know that you’re not entitled to EMA.

If in any doubt or if you want detailed information, please call student services on 01397 874321.


Students may also qualify for bursary funding.

Further information on course fees & funding can be found here.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This qualification can provide progression on to the Hairdressing SVQ Level 3 elsewhere and could also be your start to a successful career in the hairdressing industry.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland 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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