Hairdressing (Modern Apprenticeship) SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

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.

You will undertake a wide range of tasks; learning customer service skills, understanding trichology, colouring and cutting techniques.

Entry requirements

Candidates should be employed in a hairdressing salon.

The following units are completed on this course to earn an SVQ2 qualification:

  • 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

How will I study my course?

  • Work based
  • Day release

Work based, face to face, block release.

How long will my course last?

18 Months

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus
    • Work Based

Start date

Rolling start.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Employment as a qualified hairdresser.

Is there more information available online?

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