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  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7


This course develops skills gained at NC level 6 beauty care and is well-respected by employers within the beauty therapy industry. It also leads on to the HND beauty therapy.

Read about Abbie Pow's West Lothian College experience here

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    What the course includes

    This course covers: 

    • Essential skills to tailor treatments and retail products to clients
    • Contemporary electrotherapy
    • Face and body treatments
    • Eyebrow artistry 
    • This will allow you to offer complete packages of therapy to your clients

Why choose this course

You will learn in a realistic salon environment, and from guest speakers who can tell you about different career opportunities.

Entry requirements

You should have the following or equivalent:

  • NC level 6 beauty care
  • SVQ level 3 beauty therapy, including level 6 communication

You should also be motivated, enthusiastic and interested in the beauty therapy industry.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: HND beauty therapy.

    Employment: qualified beauty therapist working within industry.

Interview arrangements

If you are selected for interview, we will send you an interview date by email. 

If you are selected for interview you should plan to be in college for about three hours.

The interview involves:

  • Welcome and course information
  • Individual interview
  • Written task

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.