Beauty Therapy Multi Skills (NQ) @ SCQF Level 5


This new 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 require to be 16 years of age by August 2022 to undertake this course.



Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session.

Learners will be required to attend a face to face interview or a 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. 

Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting or telephone discussion call, 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

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 is a full-time course with additional home study.



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

This course gives opportunities to expand skills and knowledge within related and optional topics within your disciplines. The course will give you structure and flexibility.  It is structured to enable you to develop generic transferrable skills and recognises existing skills and competency allowing you to take charge of your own learning and development to allow progression and achievement. Opportunities are available for external industrial training from prestigious brands such as Demalogica and Eve Taylor. Work experience opportunities are available within local spas and salons.

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.