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Beauty Therapy (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Hair & Beauty, Faculty of Leisure and Lifestyle

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Mode of Study


Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 2 years

27th Aug 2018, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


The course offers a high level beauty qualification which will provide you with knowledge of current beauty treatments and techniques. You'll also gain experience in using a wide range of products and will gain the skills necessary to secure employment in a variety of settings within the Beauty Industry such as salons, spas and cruise liners.

This year focuses on more advanced treatments, techniques and product ranges as well as business planning, retailing, and gaining employment. 

You'll be taught by a highly motivated and versatile team with an excellent range of industrial expertise who deliver world class student focussed learning.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • A pass in HNC Beauty Therapy with 15 credits, OR
  • Units achieved to be compatible with the college's existing HNC course plan.
  • A positive report from your HNC course team.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in the subject.
  • Excellent communication skills and an enthusiasm for the beauty industry is essential.

What you study

  • Preparing and Presenting a Business Plan.
  • Lifestyle Advice for Clients.
  • Contemporary Electrotherapy.

Work experience is also included in the course.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career in the Beauty Industry including roles in salons, health spas, cruise ships, or self-employment.

A number of senior or managerial posts may also be available to HND qualified therapists.

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress on to further courses to expand their practical skills and professionally recognised specialist training with companies like Thalgo and Dermalogica.

Progression to Foundation level degree in Beauty Therapy Management may be available.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome