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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Full-time


This course is aimed at those interested in a career in the beauty industry. It introduces beauty therapy careers, and prepares for progression on to  SVQ level 3 beauty therapy

  • What the course includes

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

    • Make-up
    • Gel Polish
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Manicure
    • Facials
    • Waxing
    • Pedicure
    • Lash and Brow treatments including semi-permanent eyelash extensions
    • Digital skills
    • Health and Safety

    Portfolio building

    Commercial salon


Why choose this course

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

This course includes practical demonstrations and lectures while working in our realistic salon which is fully equipped to perform treatments. You will learn skills by initially practicing on each other prior to completing on clients once proficient. This qualification is recognised by employers & insurance companies and the units undertaken within this course are current & industry related. You will also have the opportunity to train & use professional skin care brand Eve Taylor.

Entry Requirements

You will need 3 National 4's including English.

  • You must be 16 years or over before the 29th of August 2024

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

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

  • Where it leads

    Education:  SVQ level 3 beauty therapy

    Employment: Assistant in a salon, retail assistant within the beauty therapy industry

Interview arrangements

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

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

Fees, Finance and 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, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.