Modern Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Hairdressers at this level undertake a wide range of tasks; learning customer service skills, understanding trichology, colouring and cutting techniques.


Level SVQ Level 2

Delivery Work-based, Face-to-Face, Day-Release

START Rolling Start

Duration 18 Months



How it works...

A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based qualification for people employed in the industry. The programme is a combination of work-based and college training and provides the dual benefit of students gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid as they work.


Employer benefits...

  • Instil your company’s values whilst training
  • Motivate existing staff by investing in the workforce and providing supervisory opportunities
  • Develop up to date and relevant skills and qualifications
  • Cost effective training supported by funding from Skills Development Scotland (up to 100% funding depending on age and eligibility criteria)
  • Create and retain a modern skilled workforce

Apprentice benefits...

  • Debt-free learning
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • A route to great pay
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Significant experience to enhance your CV
  • Possible support with travel costs if coming to college

Course content...

The following units are completed on this course:

  • Develop and Maintain your Effectiveness at Work
  • Advise and Consult with Clients
  • Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair Scalp
  • Colour and Lighten Hair
  • Style and Finish Hair
  • Set and Dress Hair
  • Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques
  • Plait and Twist Hair

Further details...

The SVQ is developed by HABIA the sector skills body for this occupational area. The course is delivered through a mixture of assessor visits to the workplace, college attendance and the production of a portfolio of evidence.

Registration and certification of the qualification is through the awarding body HABIA.


What you need... 

Candidates should be employed in a hairdressing salon.

Where you can go... 

Employment as a qualified Hairdresser