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)

On Wednesday 5 May 2021, 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. (938 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 (please see attached SVQ Habia Statement for details).

ACG noted the SVQ Habia Statement (and adaptations) as temporary until 31 December 2021 and will be kept under review.

News and Announcements

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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