Hair and Beauty

Hair and Beauty

We offer a wide range of qualifications in Hair and Beauty to meet the needs of a diverse workforce. 



Qualification Status Approval (Skills Active/Habia)

On Wednesday 15 June 2022, the SQA Accreditation Co-ordination Group (ACG) agreed to approve and note the proposed assessment arrangements for the attached qualifications as detailed in SVQ Habia Statement Temporary Adaptations/Mitigations and Supplementary Guidance (335 KB).

Adaptation required – qualifications which have been identified as requiring a change to the current approved assessment methodologies/requirements to allow delivery and/or assessment.

ACG noted the SVQ Habia Statement (and adaptations) as temporary until 30 June 2023 and will be kept under review.


Amendments to National Occupational Standard Units

The Hair and Beauty Industry Association (Habia) have revised the National Occupational Standard Colouring Units to meet with the EU Directive in relation to Colouring. The changes do not affect the outcomes of the National Occupational Standard Units. These changes include additional elements to the Knowledge and Understanding and the Range. All changes are outlined in the attached table.