Hairdressing and Barbering (VTCT) Diploma Level 1

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Kingsway Campus


The purpose of the SVQ 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.

The mandatory units are: Shampoo and Condition Hair; Preparing for Hair Services; Maintaining the Work Area; Contributing to the Development of Effective Working Relationships and Blow Drying Hair. There will also be further specialist hairdressing and barbering subjects.

This course is ideal for those with enthusiasm and motivation for the Hairdressing or Barbering industry. You will practise skills that are generic to Hairdressing and Barbering working on clients of all genders.

Entry Requirements

Two National 4 qualifications or equivalent but not essential. Previous attainment of a Level 1 part-time qualification (SCQF 4) in Hairdressing, Barbering and or Beauty Therapy and/or relevant industry experience is desirable.

For applicants where English is not their first language then ESOL at Intermediate 2 is required as excellent communication skills are needed.

Selection is based on a group information session, skills test and an individual interview. A satisfactory reference may be required.

Progression Routes

Further study onto a Level 2 Hairdressing or Barbering programme and/or gaining employment within a salon to develop your confidence and skills.

Opportunity to study MA SVQ Level 2 within industry to continue your studies.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

SCQF Level