Beauty Therapy Skills NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

This beauty therapy course will provide you with a broad understanding and knowledge of the beauty sector and related industries. The course is delivered on a full-time basis and will provide you with a qualification and a defined skill set which reflects the skills essential for a successful career in the Beauty sector. You will study a range of subjects including Eye Treatments, Facial Skin Care, Hand and Foot Care, and other skill sets related to the beauty industry. This course includes a large practical element whilst promoting self-directed study and developing essential employability skills for the world of work.

The main aim of the course is to introduce you to the professional principles and practices of Beauty Therapy which will help you to make informed future career choices and allows progression into further study within this subject area. You will work in our salons within ‘The Retreat’ at the Academy of Sport and Wellbeing which provides a realistic working environment therefore giving you valuable practical experience.

Entry requirements

Three qualifications at National 4. Your application and interview will form part of the selection process.

This course is delivered over one year and covers a wide range of subjects needed for a career in beauty therapy, including:

  • Facial Skin Care Treatments
  • Hand and Foot Care
  • Back, neck and shoulder massage
  • Waxing treatments
  • Developing Make-up Skills
  • Developing Skills in Eye Treatments
  • Apply Nail Art
  • Hair, Beauty and Make-up: Competition Technical Skills

The emphasis is on practical skills which demonstrate underpinning theory.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Face to face teaching; practical hands on; independent study and online support materials.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion means you may be able to progress onto our NQ Beauty Therapy course.

You should be able to find work within a beauty or health salon at a junior level.

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