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  • Start date:   August 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
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    SCQF Level:   05


Please note, this course is now full. You can still apply for this course, but your application will be placed on a waiting list.


This course is aimed at those interested in a career in the beauty industry. It introduces beauty therapy and make-up careers, and prepares for progression on to NC level 6 beauty therapy.

Read about Carmen Hall's West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

    The course covers the knowledge and skills needed for beauty therapy and the make-up industry. These include:

    • Manicure
    • Facials
    • Waxing
    • Back massage
    • Basic day and corrective make-up
    • Evening and bridal make-up

    You also learn retail skills in a salon environment.


Why choose this course

You will learn from guest speakers and additional courses to keep you up to date with current trends.

Entry requirements

  • At least two National 4s including English
  • You must be 16 years or over before the 30th of November 2020
  • ESOL Level 5 if required

We welcome applications from mature returners, including those who lack formal qualifications or who wish to change career direction.

  • Where it leads

    Education: NC level 6 beauty care.

    Employment: assistant in a salon, retail assistant within the beauty therapy or make-up industry.

Interview arrangements

If we want to interview you, we will send you an interview date by email/letter. You should plan to be in college for about three hours.

The interview involves:

  • Welcome and course information
  • Individual interview
  • Written task

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.