Hairdressing SVQ1

What is special about this course?

This level 1 course will proivde you with the basic knowledge, skills and understanding to be a hairdressing assistant in preparing clients for hair services and maintaining work areas. You will learn how to shampoo and condition hair and to blow dry hair. You will also learn how to work as part of a team and assist with salon reception duties.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to this course but an interest in hair and fashion is recommended. Students should be well presented and will undergo an interview prior to being given a place on the course.

The SVQ 1 Hairdressing at SCQF level 4 consists of four mandatory Units and two optional Units.

Prepare for Hair Services and Maintain Work Areas

Contribute to the Development of Effective Working Relationships

Blow Dry Hair

Shampoo and Condition Hair

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You will be taught face to face in the college salon where you will be given demonstrations in all aspects of hairdressing.

How long will my course last?

1 Years

The full-time course runs from September to June, and allows complete beginners to develop basic techniques and customer care skills.  Students who make good progress will commence development of some SVQ 2 skills before the end of their SVQ 1 year, and may continue with enrolment for SVQ 2 the following September.

There is also a short full-time course which runs from January to June, during which those who are highly motivated to make a start on their hairdressing career will have the opportunity to complete SVQ 1, with a view to commencing SVQ 2 in September,

Where can I study my course?

    • Argyll College UHI
    • Dunoon Learning Centre
    • Oban Learning Centre
    • Rothesay Learning Centre


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion of this course will allow you to apply to progress to SVQ 2 Hairdressing

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for SVQ Hairdressing SCQF Level 4

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