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Beauty Care and Make Up - Make Up Route 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 make-up subjects, this course provides the qualifications you need to gain a junior role within the make-up industry or to progress to advanced level of study. 

You’ll study commercial fashion makeup, theatrical make-up and basic beauty and hair techniques

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 competitions and entry to 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; 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 

  • Facial Skin Care. 
  • Manicure.
  • Face Painting.
  • Day Make-Up, Basic & Corrective.
  • Bridal & Evening Make Up. 
  • Make-Up Artistry: Character Theatrical Make-Up.
  • Current Techniques in Long Hair: Basic.

After the course


This course provides the qualifications you need to gain a junior role within the make-up industry.

Continuing Study

You can also apply for 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 uniform.
  • Student Kit.

Dress code

You will wear a uniform to reflect industry standards.

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