Qualification Information

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VTCT Product Code: HB5S1 GLH: Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: GL0P 22 Units: 8 - 13 Registration End Date: 30th Jun 2022
Level: 2

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020

Statement of purpose

The purpose of the SVQ 2 in Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5 qualification is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a junior hairdresser/stylist.

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 style and finish hair, set and dress hair, cut hair using basic techniques, colour and lighten hair, advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, develop and maintain your effectiveness at work.

The optional section of this qualification allows you to choose units you would like to study, depending upon your chosen career pathway as a junior hairdresser/stylist and include removal of hair extensions, relaxing hair, perm and neutralise hair, plait and twist hair, temporarily attach hair to enhance a style, remove hair extensions, salon reception duties.

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 7 components and earn a minimum of credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UHB70 Style and finish hair 5 6
UHB71 Set and dress hair 5 7
UHB72 Cut hair using basic techniques 5 13
UHB73 Colour and lighten hair 6 14
UHB74 Advise and consult with clients 5 8
UHB75 Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp 5 5
UHB76 Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work 5 3

Optional Units - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UHB93 Remove hair extensions 5 5
UHB95 Relax hair 6 8
UHB96 Perm and neutralise hair 6 9
UHB97 Plait and twist hair 5 5
UHB98 Temporarily attach hair to enhance a style 5 3
UHB99 Fulfil salon reception duties 5 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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Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
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
Mentor M.A. 0131 220 4499 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Medusa Training Academy 01324 622185 Visit website Falkirk
Ambition Centre for Training 0131 334 6427 Visit website Fife
Fife College 01592 223400 Visit website Fife
Ayrshire College 01563 523501 Visit website North Ayrshire
Charlie Taylor Hair Health and Beauty Ltd 01738 441711 Visit website Perth and Kinross
Talking Heads Education 01501 733 078 Visit website West Lothian