• Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up

    Introduction to Professional Beauty Skills

  • Course Availability

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  • SCQF Level

    Comparable to SCQF Level 4/5
  • Start Date

    Aug 2022

Attendance/Duration

Short full time, 18 weeks August to January

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Beauty Therapy professionals play an important role by helping us to look and feel our best.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A real interest in beauty
  • Four National 4s or a relevant course at SCQF Level 4
  • To be 16 or over.

If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place.

To submit an application, complete all sections, including the personal statement. We may tell you the outcome of your application by letter. We may also invite you to attend a course preparation workshop(s) so look out for an email from the College.

 

What's Involved

The course gives you a great introduction to beauty therapy. You’ll gain valuable work experience through helping with community and college events.

Here’s some of what you may study:

  • Facials - basic routine including cleansing, toning and  moisturising
  • Eyebrows- tweeze and tidy eyebrows, research different eyebrow shapes, etc
  • Contemporary Make-Up - basic and day make-up, as well as learning shading and highlighting
  • Manicure - manicure and polish including procedures for time, sequence and application.
  • Creative Nails - create basic nail art designs on hands and feet.

We'll also help you develop employment skills. Skills like communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others and problem solving.

You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your skills through:

  • Working in our training salons
  • Competitions
  • Listening to industry speaker
  • Volunteering for community events, like performing manicures for charity.
  • Helping at promotional events, such as campus wellbeing days.

 

Go Anywhere

When you pass this course, you may have the chance of:

  • Moving onto January start Professional Beauty Techniques
  • With extra qualifications your future career could include:
    • Salon Beauty Therapist
    • Spa Therapist
    • Self-employed Beauty Therapist/Salon Owner
    • Beauty Therapist on board a cruise ship
    • Beauty Therapist Trainer/Educator or Nail Technician

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