• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Beauty Therapy
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

This is an introductory course for those looking to start a career in beauty therapy. It introduces you to practical skills and theory for moving on to a higher-level course. You will learn about skin care, manicure, pedicure, nail art, massage and waxing techniques.

SCQF Level 5

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to start a career in beauty therapy. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or progress into the industry.

What will I study?

You'll learn how to give various beauty therapy treatments such as facial skincare, manicure, day make-up and basic corrective make-up. You'll learn through groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

Next step course options

NC Level 6 Creative Make-up 

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessment, closed and open-book.

Why should I choose this course?

The beauty industry needs skilled staff. This introductory course will teach you the skills and techniques needed for entry on to a higher-level course in beauty therapy. You'll be taught in our beauty therapy studios by people with high-end experience. Employers such as Ellisons Hair and Beauty, House of Famuir, Capital Hair & Beauty, Dermalogica and others will give you an insight into the industry, and offer opportunities and experience.

Where can this course lead?

This course prepares you for salon work and self-employment as a therapist.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • two National 4 qualifications 
  • commitment and dedication to the course 
  • keen interest in the beauty therapy industry 
  • acceptance may depend on interview

What are the interview arrangements?

Group information session. Individual short interview.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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