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.
Minimum entry requirements
3 National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above preferably English and a Science
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
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:
Body Structures and Benefits of Treatments
Body Massage Treatments
Face and Body Electrotherapy
Beauty: Creative Current Make-Up Trends
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.
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.
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.