Beauty Therapy Multi Skills (NQ) @ SCQF Level 5


This new course offers a great foundation for building on your Beauty studies, and also

develops existing skills if you?re progressing from Level 5. Most units are both practical and

theory based. The beauty industry offers exciting career opportunities, and this course will

provide you with the practical skills and detailed theoretical knowledge required for a wide variety

of roles, and/or possible entry to higher level courses. You?ll will have a chance to work on live

clients in a commercial salon. To be successful in this profession you must be caring,

creative, committed and hardworking. You?ll also need to be self-motivated, a good team

player and enjoy working with people.





Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements

3 National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above preferably English and a Science

subject; OR

NQ/NC qualification at SCQF level 5 in Beauty Care; OR

Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

Additional Entry Requirements


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

What you will study:

Gel Nails

Acrylic Nails

Body Structures and Benefits of Treatments

Body Massage Treatments

Face and Body Electrotherapy

Beauty: Creative Current Make-Up Trends

Waxing Treatments

The units you study may be subject to change.


The course utilises a variety of assessment methods, including practical observation,

case study compilation, research projects and closed book theory papers.


HNC/HND Beauty Care and SVQ Beauty Care level 2 provision and to support

candidates who may wish to follow that pathway.

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

You?ll have the opportunity to develop your skills through building transferable

Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life,

learning, and work.

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.