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:

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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