• Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up

    Contemporary Spa and Beauty Therapy

  • SCQF level

    Comparable to Level 6
  • Attendance/Duration

    Short full time, August to January

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Welcome to the world of beauty, well-being, and personal transformation. At Level 6, we delve deeply into the art and science of Beauty Therapy. This course is designed for those embarking on their journey into Beauty studies and for those looking to advance their skills from Level 5. We seamlessly blend practical and theoretical learning, providing you with a comprehensive foundation in this dynamic field.

Entry Requirements

To start on this course, you'll need:

  • a genuine interest in beauty therapy
  • four National 5s or equivalent qualifications. Alternatively, a Beauty qualification at SCQF Level 5 or its equivalent
  • a completed application, including a comprehensive personal statement
  • age 16 or over

If you don't possess formal qualifications but have life experience, we'll also consider your application, so please don't hesitate to apply.

Course Content

Contemporary Spa and Beauty Therapy Level 6 offers a well-rounded education in beauty and wellbeing. Here's a glimpse of what you may explore:

  • body massage techniques to meet diverse treatment goals
  • customised facial treatments tailored to individual client requirements
  • introduction to spa therapy, with hands-on experience in selected treatments
  • practical work in our commercial salon and opportunities for work experience
  • participation in competitions like World Skills
  • insights from industry experts
  • volunteering for community events, such as charity manicures
  • assistance at promotional events, like campus well-being days

Please note that due to the rapid evolution of the beauty industry, some course content may change to ensure your training remains current.

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you may have the opportunity to:

  • progress to Professional Spa and Beauty Therapy Level 6/7 in January
  • explore diverse career options, including:
    • Salon Beauty Therapist
    • Spa Therapist
    • Self-employed Beauty Therapist/Salon Owner
    • Beauty Therapist on board a cruise ship
    • Beauty Therapist Trainer/Educator
    • Nail Technician

Your journey doesn't end here; it's just the beginning. Our course opens doors to a world of possibilities in the beauty and well-being industry.

Why Choose This Course?

Choosing the Contemporary Spa and Beauty Therapy Level 6 course you are embracing a world of beauty, well-being, and personal transformation. You'll gain not only technical skills but also empathy, creativity, and dedication. Our curriculum equips you with the latest industry knowledge and ensures you're ready to meet the challenges of the beauty world. You'll develop versatile cognitive skills that are applicable in various contexts, making you a valuable asset in the industry.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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