Hairdressing SVQ2

What is special about this course?

The aims of this course is to give students the basic knowledge and experience of working in a commercial hairdressing salon. The hairdressing SVQ is assessed in the workplace and/or a realistic work environment.

Students must work in a professional manner taking into account establishment requirements such as appearance and dress code; personal conduct; personal hygiene; reliability and punctuality

You may study this course full time or by work based learning attending college for theory.

Entry requirements

Students will be interviewed prior to acceptance on the course and must show an interest and flair for hair and fashion.

Part time students must be in employment and eligible under the Modern Apprenticeship Programme or be self financing.

The course is made up of 7 Mandatory Units which include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Advise and Consult with Clients
  • Shampoo and Condition Hair
  • Style and Finish Hair

and 2 Optional Units:

  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Promote Additional Services or Products to Clients

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Students will gain experience and be assessed in the work place/realistic work environment. For MA students attendance at college is mandatory to undertake the underpinning knowledge required for the qualification.

How long will my course last?

1 year full time or if in employment 2 years part time.

Where can I study my course?

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

Start date

 Please contact your local centre for more information on start date.


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


Full time students may be eligible for a bursary. Please contact your local centre for further information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

SVQ level 3 Hairdressing

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2019/20

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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