VTCT Scotland
SVQs and Workplace Core Skills


Elevate your success: VTCT SVQ qualifications.

Attention, forward-thinking centres in the Scotland! Are you looking to enhance your curriculum and empower your students on their educational journey? Look no further than VTCT, the perfect partner to complement and elevate your centre offering.

We've launched a series of new SVQs to support Hair & Barbering alongside our existing Beauty offer across Scotland.

What are SVQs?

SVQs are vocational qualifications, accredited by SQA Accreditation, which provide individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary for specific job roles. They are formally recognised by SQA Accreditation as being relevant and credible. SVQs are credit rated and listed on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), which ensures they are recognised, comparable, and offer clear progression pathways.

Ranging from levels 4-6, the new qualifications provide a robust offering to attract learners:

SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF Level 6 (NEW)

SVQ in Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5 (NEW)

SVQ in Barbering at SCQF Level 6 (NEW)

SVQ in Barbering at SCQF Level 5 (NEW)

SVQ 3 in Spa and Massage Therapy at SCQF Level 6

SVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 6

SVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 5

SVQ 1 in Hairdressing and Barbering at SCQF Level 4

Workplace Core Skills

VTCT are also able to facilitate the achievement of your Workplace Core Skills for your modern apprenticeship offer. Workplace Core Skills are skills beneficial across a range of work environments that ensure apprentices have the employability skills they need to be successful wherever they may work. The five Workplace Core Skills are:

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others

View all SCQF qualifications

VTCT: The Ideal Addition to Your Centre's SVQ Programmes

  • Diverse Range of Specialisations: VTCT offers a rich portfolio of specialised qualifications spanning various sectors, including hair and beauty. 
  • Recognised & Accredited: VTCT is a well-respected name in the world of vocational qualifications. 
  • Flexible Learning Paths: We understand the importance of flexibility in education. VTCT offers adaptable learning options that allow your students to earn qualifications at their own pace.
  • Access to sector specialists: A dedicated team for Scottish centres with in-depth knowledge of hair, beauty and barbering.
  • Access to technical expertise: Our experienced EQAs can provide ongoing support and guidance in relation to assessment and compliance.

Commitment to you. Commitment to students.

We believe in supporting you to deliver the best student experience possible. That's why we were first to market with the all-new SVQs reflecting current, relevant and cutting-edge industry standards. Better still you can deliver them safe in the knowledge that our expert team are there to support you every step of the way.

Ready to explore new opportunities for your centre?

We'd love to talk more about supporting your centre in adding value for you and your learners.

Book a meeting with Claire or Nicola below and they'll be happy to hear about your challenges and ambitions, and how we can help to support you.

Upcoming Events

VTCT Event for Scottish Centres

Join our informal and informative session on all aspects of your VTCT group delivery including CPD sessions. Gain valuable insights and updates on qualifications including the updated SVQs, including curriculum, industry relevance, and recent developments. Network with professionals and educators offering these qualifications. Stay competitive and connected in the field.

The Hair and Barbering Collective

As leading experts in the hair and barbering qualifications VTCT strive to share our knowledge as well as educate and inspire.

The Collective aims to bring together centres, leading education figures through to industry influencers, brands and employers all in one online space. We give all our Collective members a voice on key topics and work together to influence positive change.