Access to Beauty Therapy NQ

What is special about this course?

This course will allow you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of the beauty sector and related industries. The NQ is a national qualification that should be recognised by any potential employer as a measure of your abilities and should allow for employment in a junior role within the beauty industry.

Entry requirements

Two qualifications at SQA National 1, 2 or 3 or other relevant qualification or experience. 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 treatments
  • Manicure
  • Back, neck and shoulder massage
  • Waxing treatments
  • Make-up
  • Contemporary Salon Skills

The emphasis is on practical skills which demonstrate underpinning theory.

How will I study my course?

  • Full 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

Start date



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?

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.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2021/22

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.