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Course Details

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SVQ Level 2 Barbering

SCQF Level 5

  • The purpose of the SVQ 2 in Barbering at SCQF Level 5 qualification is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a junior barber
  • This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and has both mandatory and optional units for you to achieve
  • You will be expected to gather evidence of both the practical skills and underpinning knowledge for each unit you study and create a ‘portfolio of evidence’ for the qualification
  • This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for students to learn barbering techniques from a fantastic barber who currently works in a local, high standard , barbers shop

What You Study

The mandatory units are; advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, develop and maintain your effectiveness at work, cut hair using basic barbering techniques, cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques, dry and finish men’s hair and create basic outlines and detailing in hair.

The optional unit you will study will be colour and lighten men’s hair.

Duration and Attendance

  • Start date: Monday 30th January 2017
  • Duration: 18 weeks, 18 hours per week in College + 6 hours per week work placement

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be 16 years old
  • Applicants must have a work placement in a barbershop as part of their course
  • 3 or 4 national 4 or higher, preferably one being English
  • Applicants must have a good understanding of the industry

Further Study

SVQ Level 3 barbering.

Career Opportunities

Junior barber in employment.

Student Expenses

  • Students are required to purchase a kit (approx. £100)
  • All black uniform is required on the course

Application Process

Group interview and individual discussion.

This course is currently offered on the date(s) and venue(s) listed below.

Method of Study Year of course Starts* Ends* Based at Apply
Short full-time 1st Year 30 Jan 2017 23 Jun 2017 St Brycedale Campus Kirkcaldy apply online

While we make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of course information, this is subject to change, as part of our continuous improvement process.

*Start and End dates refer to the week commencing date and the actual date could be any date within that week.

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