Hairdressing SCQF Level 5 (Modern Apprenticeship)


Modern Apprenticeships are a great way of gaining skills, qualifications and experience and starting a career without having to study full-time. You can be earning whilst you are learning! This is an opportunity to work towards an industry recognised qualification whilst you are learning ‘on the job’ and it’s a great way to kick-start your career. Hairdressing skills are essential to the effective and efficient performance of organisations across the sector and once you have completed your Modern Apprenticeship you will have shown that you have the ability, the work skills and the determination to succeed.

Course code



Both Campus Sites


Level 2 can be completed over 18 months.

Entry Requirements

You must be in full-time employment aged 16 years or over. We recommend that candidates should have achieved as a minimum standard grades at general level in English, Maths and a Science subject. Candidates should be well presented, committed to the Modern Apprenticeship and able to complete.

Course Content

Assessors will attend the work place on a regular basis. Depending on the nature of each assessment to be carried out, the duration of how long the assessor will be with each candidate will vary on each visit. Assessors will assess competency and can advise and give guidance on any work that may be required. You will cover more specific learning around; consulting with clients, changing hair colour, basic cutting, shampooing, conditioning and dressing hair, health and safety and styling and finishing hair. You also get to choose some of your own learning, your assessor will help you consider the units which suit your needs best.


Assessments take the form of written and practical assignments and are integrated throughout the duration of the programme. Written assessments are carried out by the candidate in their own time under the guidance of the assessor. Candidates will be required to attend College to sit on-line tests upon the completion of each unit.


SCQF Level 6 in Hairdressing

Additional funding information

This Modern Apprenticeship is funded through Skills Development Scotland.

You may choose to undertake this as a standalone SVQ qualification which can either be self-funded or paid by your employer.  Please click here for further information.

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