Hair and Barbering

Hair and Barbering

We offer a wide range of qualifications in Hairdressing and Barbering to meet the needs of a diverse workforce. To find out more information about a specific qualification, please use the following links:

Qualification Status Approval (Skills Active/Habia)

The SQA Accreditation Co-ordination Group (ACG) agreed on Wednesday 22 July to approve and note the proposed assessment arrangements for the attached qualifications as detailed in SVQ Habia Statement – Temporary Adaptations/Mitigations and Supplementary Guidance. (962 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) are temporary until 30 January 2021 and will be kept under review.

important Information

As of 1 September 2016, all SVQs with an established SCQF level no longer include the SVQ level in their titles. Please note that our web pages and documents will gradually be updated over time as the SVQs are reviewed, so may still contain the existing titles. More information on SCQF levels can be found on our SCQF web page.

News and Announcements

SVQ Hairdressing and Barbering Qualifications Centre Update June 2014

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.

Qualification Verification Summary Reports


Useful links

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