SVQ Barbering at SCQF Level 6

Qualification Information

Sector: Category:
 
VTCT Product Code: HB6S2 GLH: Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: GP2M 46 Units: 7 Registration End Date: 30th Jun 2022
Level: 6

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020



Statement of purpose


The purpose of the SVQ 3 in Barbering at SCQF Level 6 qualification is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a barber.


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 optional section of this qualification allows you to choose specialist units you would like to study, depending upon your chosen career pathway as a barber and includes:

  • Provide a variety of relaxing services
  • Hair colour correction services
  • Design and create patterns in hair
  • Develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills
  • Provide specialist hair and scalp treatments
  • Perm and neutralise hair
  • Colour and lighten men's hair
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of promotional activities
  • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business


  • 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.


    What could this qualification lead to?


    The main purpose of this qualification is to enable you to gain employment as a barber in a commercial barbershop, or in one of the following career opportunities:

  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/homebased settings
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Armed services
  • HM Prison Service
  • Cruise liners
  • Television, film, theatre and media
  • Hospital/care home

  • Alternatively you may choose to develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level by undertaking a Level 4 qualification:

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Specialist Hair and Scalp Services
  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management
  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management
  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Hair Colour Correction
  • VTCT Level 4 Award in Creative Male Grooming



  • Qualification Structure

    M - 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
    USHB1 Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques 6 13
    USHB2 Design and create a range of facial hair shapes 6 7
    USHB3 Provide shaving services 6 10
    USHB4 Provde client consultation services 6 7



    Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 3 components and earn a minimum of credits.

    Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
    USHB10 Perm and neutralise hair 6 9
    USHB11 Colour and lighten men's hair 6 12
    USHB12 Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of promotional activities 6 10
    USHB13 Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business 6 7
    USHB5 Provide a variety of relaxing services 7 10
    USHB6 Design and create patterns in hair 7 13
    USHB7 Hair colour correction services 7 15
    USHB8 Develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills 6 9
    USHB9 Provide specialist hair and scalp treatments 7 15



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

    Documents


    *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.

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    Centre Name Telephone Website Location
    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

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