Courses at Ayrshire College

SVQ Beauty Therapy @ SCQF Level 6/7

Campus Attendance Start Date
17: Full Time 28-Aug-2017 Apply

SCQF Level

Level 6/7


Full time

Campus/Course Availability


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We're looking for you to have an NC Level 6 in Beauty Care or equivalent. A place on the course may be subject to an interview process and dexterity/skills test. Current students who are interested in progressing onto the course will be internally interviewed.

Industry authority guidelines, in-line with health and safety regulations do not allow minors to perform various aspects of this course, therefore all applicants must be aged 16 or over.

What's Involved

When we look good we feel good and our personal well-being is vital to good health. Hair, Beauty and Make-up professionals help us to look and feel our best. This course further develops existing skills for students progressing from an SCQF level 6 beauty programme. Passion, a caring nature, creativity, commitment are essential. To continue to develop the skills to become a successful Beauty Therapist you also need to be hard working, self-motivated, self- disciplined, a team player, enjoy working with people and continually practice to perfect your time-management and practical skills. Subjects may include:

  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of promotional activities
  • Provide body massage treatments
  • Provide facial electrical treatments
  • Provide body electrical treatments
  • Provide cosmetic skin peel treatments
  • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
  • Provide self-tanning services
  • Provide Indian Head Massage
  • Provide female intimate waxing services
  • Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils

Go Anywhere

If you successfully complete this course, here are some of the courses you can move on to:

  • HNC Beauty Therapy (Level 7). Employment or Self -Employment

Possible careers you can explore:

  • Salon Beauty Therapist
  • Spa Therapist
  • Self-employed Beauty Therapist/Salon Owner
  • Beauty Therapist on board cruise ships
  • Beauty Therapist Trainer/Educator
  • Retail Accounts Manager
  • Nail Technician

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Beauty and Nails

Salon skills you will learn will include salon reception, shampooing, blow drying techniques, mix and applying colour, customer care and team working, and as you advance, you will further increase your abilities by learning about different hair colouring techniques, creative styling, dressing and finishing hair.

Complementary Therapies 

Complementary and alternative approaches share a belief in the body's ability to heal itself using an understanding of the working of the body.
Within our range of courses, you will learn a number of these therapies including body massage, stone massage, facial massage drainage, reflexology, aromatherapy and Indian Head massage all in our dedicated salons that will provide you with hands on experience while studying your course. These courses will provide you with excellent experience and many opportunities to promote health and wellbeing to local community groups thus gaining the relevant skills to move to employment or start your own business.


If you enjoy hairstyling and like meeting different people, this could be the perfect job for you. Hairdressers will often cut, colour and shape clients' hair to create the look they want.
Our courses in hairdressing offer real life experience in salons across our campuses. You will get hands on experience working in the College’s salons, open to the general public.
Salon skills you will learn will include salon reception, shampooing, blow drying techniques, mix and applying colour, customer care and team working, and as you advance, you will further increase your abilities by learning about different hair colouring techniques, creative styling, dressing and finishing hair.
There will also be opportunities for work placements, and to compete in local and national level competitions. Students have gone on to a variety of careers including Salon Stylist, Session Stylist, Colour Technician and Salon Manager, whilst many have opened their own professional salons.

Make-up Artistry 

Film, television, theatre – these are just some of the industries where make-up artists work, utilising their skills in body painting, character make-up, styling hair for a total look, special effects, working with long hair and prosthetics.
For those with a passion to work in these creative industries, our make-up artistry courses will definitely appeal. You will have the opportunity to work in one of the College’s commercial salons, open to the general public. Gain valuable work experience through external work placement opportunities and perhaps go on location with professional make-up artists. Go back stage in a theatre and apply the actors make-up or work alongside photographers on photo-shoots.
Students will learn a number of skills including applying wigs and postiche for media make-up, researching creative current make-up trends and recreating a current look, learning retail skills, special effects for TV and film, or period make-up and hairstyles for the theatre. You will often work along side the college photography and drama department.


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