Beauty Therapy NQ

What is special about this course?

This course will allow you to develop practical skills which will provide a grounding for a career within beauty and related industries. The NQ is a national qualification that should be recognised by any potential employer as a measure of your abilities.

Entry requirements

Three qualifications at SQA National 4 or 5 including English, and preferably a science subject. You should enjoy working with people and have a bright, friendly personality. Your application and interview will form part of the selection process.

The course is delivered over one year and covers many of the key subjects needed for a career in beauty therapy, including:

  • Facial and eye treatments
  • Customer care
  • Body massage
  • Human biology
  • Core Skills
  • Hand and foot treatments
  • Manual and Spray Tanning application
  • Eye Enhancements

The emphasis is on practical skills with underpinning theory.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching; practical hands on; independent study and online support materials; case studies and reflective writing.

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 the HNC/D Beauty Therapy course at the College.

This level of qualification could help you find work in a beauty or health salon.

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.