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Beauty Care NC

(SCQF level 6)

Hair & Beauty, Faculty of Leisure and Lifestyle

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 1 year

28th Aug 2017, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


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 study a selection of the most popular beauty treatments, plus all the essential related subjects, required to achieve this qualification. Work experience is also included, giving you a real insight into a variety of activities involved in the beauty industry.

The course is delivered by our dedicated lecturing team, who have high level skills and wide experience within the beauty profession. 

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. For more information on the framework visit:


Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Four Standard Grades at Level 3 or above; OR
  • Four National 5 qualifications, English and a Science preferred.
  • Previous experience or a qualification in beauty care is an advantage, eg NC Group Award Beauty Care Level 5.

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject. This is a popular course, and you'll be expected to strongly communicate your enthusiasm for all aspects of its content.


What you study

Units on the course include

  • Facial Techniques.
  • Facial Treatment Packages.
  • Current Creative Make-up Trends.
  • Body Massage.
  • Depilation.
  • Eye Enhancements.
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Face and Body Electrotherapy.
  • Commercial Experience.


After the course


This course prepares you for a variety of career opportunities in the Beauty Industry. This may involve employment in beauty salons or spas, and could involve the specialisms of nail and eye treatments or make up. There are also opportunities in retailing, and for self-employment.

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress to HND Beauty Therapy, HNC Complementary Therapies and/or HNC Fashion Make-up.



How the course is taught

A variety of learning and teaching methods are used to deliver practical and theory-based subjects, in fully equipped treatment rooms, and IT enabled classrooms.

You'll carry out practical work on College clients, and will also be required to model for treatments themselves.

Assessment methods

The course utilises a variety of assessment methods, including practical observation, case study compilation, research projects and closed book theory papers.


Additional Information


A kit is required for this course; an order form will be supplied when you have accepted a place on the course.

All other materials for the course will be provided, and students may be given the option to purchase an additional College-approved kit for some specialist units.

Dress code

For practical class, the College approved uniform must be worn, with suitable footwear (details will be supplied).

Longer hair must be tied back; no jewellery on hands or arms, and nails must be short and unvarnished.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome