Barbering SVQ2 SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This exciting practical course provides you with the training needed to pursue a career in barbering.

You will study a combination of theory and practical units to complete the SVQ 2 Barbering certificate. 

Entry requirements

Your personal statement should reflect your passion for the industry.  Applicants should be effective communicators, good personal presentation, physical stamina and a high level of manual dexterity.

Ideally applicants may have experience, knowledge and interest in barbering or hold 3 passes at General grade National 4 including English or ESOL 4. 

If you are a mature student without the above your application will be considered on life skills.


  • Consult, assess, plan and prepare for hair, barbering, beauty, nails, wellbeing and holistic services
  • Cut facial hair 
  • Cut and clipper hair using barbering techniques
  • Shampoo , condition and treat the hair and scalp 
  • Dry, style and finish Hair using barbering techniques
  • Instruct and advise on products and services

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Face-to-face
  • Online resources

How long will my course last?

The course is 1 year if studied full time during the day, or 2 years if studied part-time. 




Where can I study my course?

    Start date



    Fee information for FULL TIME SVQ2 BARBERING

    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)



    Full-time per year



    Rest of UK students

    For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)




    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time


     Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.



    You may be eligible to apply for an Educational Maintenance Allowance or Bursary


    Additional costs

    The cost of the course if studying part time is approx. £1,125 (payment plans are available). 

    You will be required to purchase a kit/uniform as part of this course (between £300 and £350). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.


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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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.