Beauty and Make-Up Artistry (NQ) @ SCQF Level 5


This is an exciting new full-time course designed for those wishing to work within the Beauty or Make-up industry. Offering a wide range of Cosmetic application techniques this course prepares the candidate for work in the world of make-up with added design flair for those wishing to enter the world of make-up artistry or beauty.

This course provides the qualifications you need to gain a junior role within the make-up industry, develop creative skills in the application of make-up and learn the basic skills in beauty therapy or to progress to advanced level of study.

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Entry Requirements

You must be 16 years or over before the course start date.

Three National 4s (including English) or equivalent

If you don't have formal qualifications but have relevant life and/or work experience, your application will still be considered.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be virtual either through TEAMS or by phone but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment. 

During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

Course Content

You will learn:

Fantasy Make-up

Beauty: Drawing and Colouring Design Skills

Facial Skin Care

Day Make-up and Basic Corrective Make-up

Bridal and Evening Make-up


Nail Art

Portfolio Presentation


The units that you study may be subject to change.


The course entails a variety of assessment methods including practical, closed book and portfolio building.


Make-up artistry (Level 7)

HNC Beauty Therapy

Progression onto another further education course

Employment in make-up counters, beauty salons or freelance make-up work



Career Prospects

Employment in make-up counters, beauty salons or freelance make-up work


Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary or EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) funding for this course. Please contact a member of the funding team for details.

Selling Points

Make-up Artistry is a hugely exciting and diverse industry to work in. Professional make-up artists create and produce the latest make-up trends and hair styles within fashion, TV, film and theatre production.

If you’ve got passion, drive, creativity, a commitment to work hard, a high level of motivation and are a good team player who enjoys working with others, then make-up artistry is for you.