Beauty Therapy Multi Skills (NQ) @ SCQF Level 5


This course gives you a great introduction to beauty therapy, you’ll also be encouraged to gain valuable work experience through helping with community and college events. 

When we look good, we feel good and as we know, our personal well-being is vital to good health.  

Beauty Therapy professionals play an important role in this by helping us to look and feel our best.  

They also get to be part of a diverse and ever evolving industry, which is both rewarding and challenging to work in.

Course code





Attendance 2 or 3 days per week. 1 year (36 weeks) 
Please note this may be subject to change.  
Additional hours for work experience attendance may be required.

Entry Requirements

2 National 4 qualifications including English; OR 

NPA Cosmetology;OR 

Other equivalent qualifications or experience. 

You are required to be 16 years of age by August 2023 to undertake this course.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you may be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. 
Learners will be required to attend a face-to-face interview or an interview on Teams video to further discuss your application. You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  
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

What you will study: 

Facial Skincare 

Beauty Practical Skills 

Make Up Artistry Practical Skills 

Prepare and Assist in a Workplace Environment 

Massage Techniques 

Salon Skills: The Essentials 

The units you study may be subject to change. 


The course is a blend of both theory and practical subjects. Committed to helping you achieve your full potential, the teaching team employ a wide range of blended teaching methods to ensure that you are engaged at all levels of study and are supported in every aspect of your educational experience.


Assessments are ongoing and cover both theory and practical elements of the course.


This qualification could lead to employment within the Hairdressing and Beauty sector but is seen as progression to further training within the chosen subject area. 
Explore your future career options. With additional qualifications this could include Salon Beauty Therapist Spa Therapist Self-employed Beauty Therapist/Salon Owner, Beauty Therapist on board a cruise ship, Beauty Therapist Trainer/Educator or Nail Technician

Career Prospects

With further study and/or training there may be a range of self-employment opportunities and career options within the sector, for example: 

Beauty Therapist 

Lecturer in Further Education 

Trainer in Private Centre 

Beauty Therapist on cruise ships 

Beauty Therapist within large hotel groups 

Beauty Therapist within a Beauty Salon

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

The department has strong links with industry, and you will be encouraged to take up salon work during your course to gain industry insight and knowledge.