Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering

The level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering is suitable for people working in the Hairdressing and Barbering industry, or attending college on a full/part time basis.

This qualification is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the Hairdressing and Barbering industry, for example use of materials, tools and techniques.

Qualification Title Ofqual code SQA code QCF Level

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering

600/2855/5

GD5H 65

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Who does this qualification suit

This qualification is suitable for adult returners or learners who are working within the Hairdressing and Barbering industry as salon assistants.

Progression

This qualification provides the opportunity to progress to further learning, professional qualifications or more senior positions within the Hairdressing and Barbering industry.

Approval

Information regarding the approval process is available from SQA’s Business Development team.

How to assess

This qualification is designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of a realistic working environment for example, Hairdressing salons, private training providers and colleges of further education.

This qualification will be assessed by observation, projects, written/oral questions, online assessment for mandatory essential knowledge and understanding through SQA SOLAR.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Access

Learners should ideally be working within the hairdressing industry as salon assistants/juniors. This qualification may also be delivered to full time college students and adult returners..

Structure

SQA Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering (QCF) — GD5H 65

Candidates must complete the Mandatory Units and a minimum of 6 credits from the optional Units.

Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Mandatory Units
Contribute to the Development of Effective Working (4.0)  FN3X65 1

J/600/1258

Shampoo and Condition Hair (4.0) FN3Y65 1

A/600/1208

Prepare for Hair Services and Maintain Work Areas (2.0) FR3P81 1

A/600/1273

Ensure Responsibility for Actions to Reduce Risks to Health and Safety (4.0) FR5W57 3

A/601/5867

Unit title Code QCF level QCF code
Optional Units
Assist With Salon Reception Duties (4.0) FT0C65 1 F/600/1257
Blow Dry Hair (4.0)    FT0D65 1 J/600/0997
Assist With Shaving Services (2.0)     FT3065 1 D/600/1041
Assist with Perming Hair Services (3.0)     FT5D65 1 J/600/1213
Assist with Hair Colour Services (4.0) FT6165 1 R/600/1036
Plait and Twist Hair Using Basic Techniques (4.0) FT6J65 1 Y/600/1037
Remove Hair Extensions (3.0) FT6K65 1 T/600/1000