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Beauty Care and Make Up NC

(SCQF level 5)

Hair & Beauty, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 1 year


City Campus


An excellent and exciting introduction to beauty and make-up; this course provides the qualifications you need to gain a junior role within the Beauty Industry, or entry to higher level courses.  

You’ll study basic beauty treatments for face, body and nails, make-up application techniques for the beauty salon and related subjects to National Certificate level. 

You'll be taught by a highly motivated and versatile team with an excellent range of industrial experience who deliver world-class student focussed learning. The department has been awarded the Herald Look Awards Training Institution of the Year and our students have gained Gold and Silver medals at WorldSkills UK including entry into Squad UK to compete on the world stage.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Three National 4 qualifications including English; OR
  • NPA Cosmetology; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

Entry to the course is based on you:-

  • Meeting the entry requirements of your course and
  • Attending a course information session.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Artificial Nail Tips and Overlay.
  • Facial Skin Care.
  • Day Make-up and Basic Corrective Make-up.
  • Bridal and Evening Make-up.
  • Waxing Treatments.
  • Eye Enhancements
  • Manicure.
  • Applying Practical Skills.
  • Selling Skills.

After the course


This course prepares you with an excellent range of skills for a career in a junior role within the ever expanding beauty sector.  

Continuing Study

Progression on to NCGA Beauty Care (Level 6), or HNC Fashion Make-up.


How the course is taught

The course is a blend of both theory and practical subjects. Committed to helping you achieve your full potential, the teaching team employ a wide range of blended teaching methods to ensure that you are engaged at all levels of study and are supported in every aspect of your educational experience. 

This is a full-time course with additional home study.

Assessment methods

Assessments are ongoing and cover both theory and practical elements of the course. 

Additional Information


  • Student Kit
  • Student uniform 

Dress code

You will wear a uniform to reflect industry standards.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus