Qualification Information

Sector: Category:
VTCT Product Code: HB4S1 GLH: Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: GL0M 21 Units: 6 - 7 Registration End Date: 30th Jun 2022
Level: 1

Additional Information

Statement of purpose

The purpose of the SVQ 1 in Hairdressing and Barbering at SCQF Level 4 qualification is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a hairdressing or barbering assistant.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and has both mandatory and optional units for you to achieve.

What does this qualification cover?

The mandatory units are shampoo and condition hair, preparing for hair services and maintaining the work area, contributing to the development of effective working relationships and blow drying hair.
The optional section of this qualification allows you to choose what you would like to study and includes assisting with salon reception duties, assisting with shaving services, assisting with hair colour and lightening services, assisting with perming services, assisting with relaxing services, removing hair extensions and plaiting and twisting hair using basic techniques.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous achievement of an entry level qualification in hairdressing and/or a successful skills test or interview. 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.

NB: Where specific legislation and regulations are stated within the Record of Assessment books, please make these relevant to your nation.

Qualification Structure

Mandatory Units - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UHB66 Prepare for hair services and maintain work areas 3 2
UHB67 Contribute to the development of effective working relationships 4 3
UHB68 Blow dry hair 4 5
UHB69 Shampoo and condition hair 4 4

Optional Units - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 components and earn a minimum of credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UHB88 Assist with relaxing services 4 5
UHB89 Assist with salon reception duties 3 4
UHB90 Assist with hair colouring and lightening services 4 5
UHB91 Plait and twist hair using basic techniques 4 5
UHB92 Assist with perming hair services 4 4
UHB93 Remove hair extensions 5 5
UHB94 Assist with shaving services 4 5

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

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NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Dundee and Angus College - Arbroath Campus 01241 432600 Visit website Angus
Dundee and Angus College - Kingsway Campus 01382 834865 Visit website Dundee City
Edinburgh College - Granton Campus 0131 297 9572 Visit website Edinburgh
Edinburgh College - Milton Road Campus 0131 297 9040 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Fife College 01592 223400 Visit website Fife
Talking Heads Education 01501 733 078 Visit website West Lothian