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.

The course is delivered part-time  or full time over one year during the day. 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.

  • Cut hair using basic barbering techniques
  • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
  • Dry and finish men's hair
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Fulfil Salon Reception Duties
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Working Skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Evening
  • Online
  • 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. 

Students studying full time will be funded if eligible, students studying in the evening will be required to pay course fees, this is approximately £1,125. Please see information on course fees: Funding - Tuition fees (



Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



Fee information for FULL TIME SVQ2

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.

Fee information for PART TIME SVQ2

A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

Scottish students

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 



Part-time (per credit)



Rest of UK and International students 

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


Part-time (per credit)


Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.


You will also be required to purchase a kit at a cost of approximately £250.

Additional costs

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


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Apply for Barbering SVQ2 SCQF Level 5

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

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.