SVQ level 1 Hairdressing and Barbering at SCQF level 4

SVQ level 1 Hairdressing and Barbering at SCQF level 4

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 1) in Hairdressing and Barbering at SCQF level 4 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This SVQ includes preparing for hair services and maintaining work areas, blow-drying hair, shampooing and conditioning hair, and contributing to the development of effective working relationships.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with Skillsactive/HABIA the sector skills council to ensure relevance to the sector.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards (NOS) are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.

This qualification is available through colleges, employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

Learners will gain an internationally recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.  Employers will also benefit from their employees being proficient.

The SVQ is offered in the workplace. Since assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.

Learners can progress to a range of qualifications including SVQ 2 Hairdressing at SCQF level 5 or SVQ 2 Barbering at SCQF level 5.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • learners who may have just left school
  • individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • employees who wish to obtain short, continuing professional development courses

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Learners should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications or knowledge are required to undertake this qualification.

Progression

The SCQF level 4 qualification could provide progression to:

  • an SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF level 5
  • an SVQ in Barbering at SCQF level 5
  • employment in the hairdressing sector, perhaps as a hairdressing assistant or junior stylist

Approval

This qualification is non-devolvable.

Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Qualification content and delivery tools

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Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

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

For details of the Units within this SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure.

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Core Skills signposting

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

LAPSING

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

SVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing and Barbering at SCQF level 4

Group Award Code: G9EC 21

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on (31/7/2017). 

Centres should note:

  • The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  • The qualification’s content and delivery tools will remain on SQA’s website until 31/7/2017 at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the qualification
  • No new candidates can be entered for the qualification
  • Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted to SQA before (31/7/2017)

SVQ in Hairdressing and Barbering at SCQF Level 4 Structure (G9EC 21) (43 KB)

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessment Strategy for Barbering NVQs and SVQs 2007-2008


Assessment Strategy for Hairdressing NVQs and SVQs 2007-2008

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 1,2
Publication: DB1953/3
Edition: 29 (June 2015)
Downloads: Hairdressing and Barbering at level 1 and 2 (263 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Candidate Portfolios are for teachers/lecturers' use only, and are available on SQA's secure website.

  • Z0248 - Hairdressing and Barbering Level 1

Internal Assessment Reports

Useful links

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