Hairdressing (Work-based) SVQ2

What is special about this course?

Learn while you work with Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). Modern apprenticeships in Scotland are available for people who are aged over 16 and in employment. With on-the-job training and regular meetings in the workplace you can gain a recognised qualification without studying full-time. Funding for MAs can be gained from Skills Development Scotland.

The SVQ 2 Hairdressing qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin your career in hairdressing.  If you enjoy working with people in an exciting industry where you constantly gain a sense of achievement, hairdressing can unlock your creative potential.  This is the ideal qualification for getting a full range of basic hairdressing skills.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but we prefer you to have a minimum of three qualifications at SCQF 4/5 or equivalent and you must be currently employed as a full-time apprentice in a salon.

This two year programme covers: shampoo and condition hair and scalp; blow dry hair to create a range of finished looks; cut hair using basic techniques; set and dress hair; customer care and colour hair using basic techniques.  In this course you will also study five core skills, including communication, ICT and numeracy, which help you to gain the essential skills required for life, learning and employment.

Practical training and assessment will be carried out in your workplace and theoretical assessments will be carried out at college using SQA online SOLAR system.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Work based

How long will my course last?

2 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course can provide progression to SVQ Hairdressing Level 3 or future employment as a junior stylist.

Is there more information available online?

QR Code - scan to visit course page

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for SVQ2 Hairdressing

I want to start in Sept 2024

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.