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.
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.
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
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.
What you will study:
Beauty Practical Skills
Make Up Artistry Practical Skills
Prepare and Assist in a Workplace Environment
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
With further study and/or training there may be a range of self-employment opportunities and career options within the sector, for example:
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.
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.