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  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8


This course is for those who want to develop skills gained in HNC beauty therapy. This is a recognised qualification understood and well-respected by employers.

Read about Caitlin King's West Lothian College experience here


  • What the course includes

    The course covers:

    • Advanced electrical facial treatments  
    • Advanced electrical body treatments  
    • Advanced massage techniques 
    • Aromatherapy   

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

  • HNC beauty therapy or equivalent qualification

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

    Employment: Therapist in a beauty salon or health spa, on a cruise liner; educator/trainer; self-employed therapist; supervisor or manager or could progress onto a teaching qualification. Previous students have went gone on to run their own businesses while others have found employment. Norton House hotel is one example of this.

Interview arrangements

When you submit your application you will receive an email confirming that this has been received. You will then receive your interview date by email or letter.


The interview process will consist of the following elements: 

  • A one to one interview
  • Only applicants that are successful at interview and achieve the minimum test scores will be offered a place.

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.