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Beauty Care NC

(SCQF level 6)

Hair & Beauty, Hospitality and Leisure

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

27th Aug 2018, 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 National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above preferably English and a Science subject; OR
  • NQ/NC qualification at SCQF level 5 in Beauty Care; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

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 this subject area.

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: an Introduction
  • Commercial Experience.
  • Creative Current Make-up Trends
  • Manicure and Pedicure.

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 apply to 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 a diverse range of clients, and will also be required to model for treatments yourself. 

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:
    27th Aug 2018, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome