• Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up

    Introduction to Professional Beauty Skills

  • SCQF

    Comparable to SCQF Level 4/5
  • SCQF Level

    Comparable to Level 5

  • Start Date

    Sep 2020

Attendance/Duration

Short full time, 18 weeks

Attendance/Duration

Short full time, 18 weeks August to January

Campus

Ayr, Kilmarnock and Kilwinning

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When we look good, we feel good and as we know, our personal well-being is vital to good health. Beauty Therapy professionals play an important role in this by helping us to look and feel our best. They also get to be part of a diverse and ever evolving industry, which is both rewarding and challenging to work in.

To submit an application, completing all sections, including Personal Statement in full. NB we may notify you of the outcome by letter and/or invite you to attend an interview.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A real interest in beauty and make-up
  • Four National 4s or equivalent OR a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4, such as Personal and Vocational Skills (Hairdressing, Beauty and Make-Up) or equivalent
  • To submit an application, completing all sections, including Personal Statement in full. This application will be processed through our course allocation procedure. NB dependent on the course you have applied for we may notify you of the outcome by letter and/or invite you to attend a course allocation/preparation workshop/s.
  • To be aged 16 or over

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

Start Here

When we look good, we feel good and as we know, our personal well-being is vital to good health. Beauty Therapy professionals play an important role in this by helping us to look and feel our best. They also get to be part of a diverse and ever evolving industry, which is both rewarding and challenging to work in.

To submit an application, completing all sections, including Personal Statement in full. NB we may notify you of the outcome by letter and/or invite you to attend an interview.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

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

To submit an application, completing all sections, including Personal Statement in full. NB dependent on the course you have applied for we may notify you of the outcome by letter and/or invite you to attend a course allocation/preparation workshop/s.

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

What's Involved

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

Here’s just some of what you may study:

  • Facial Skincare - you’ll learn how to perform a basic routine including cleansing, toning, moisturising, eyebrow tweezing and applying a mask.
  • Day Make-Up: you’ll develop skills in basic and day, make-up, as well as learning corrective techniques, such as shading and hi-lighting, to enhance appearance.
  • Manicure - you’ll learn how to perform a professional manicure and polish, including correct procedures for time, sequence and application.
  • Massage - you’ll learn how to perform a back, neck and shoulder massage, developing different techniques for a range of effects, such as relaxation or to ease aches and pains.
  • Waxing - you’ll learn how to carry out professional warm waxing in a salon environment to a range of treatment areas, including half leg, ‘basic’ bikini, underarm and eyebrows.

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

  • Working in our commercial training salons.
  • Taking part in competitions.
  • Hearing from industry speakers.
  • Volunteering for community events, like performing manicures for charity.
  • Helping at promotional events, such as campus wellbeing days.

You’ll build transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.

What's Involved

The course gives you a great introduction to skin and body care, including treatments for hands and feet. You’ll also be encouraged to gain valuable work experience through helping with community and college events.

Here’s just some of the units you may study:

  • Facial Skincare - you’ll learn how to perform a basic routine including cleansing, toning, moisturising, eyebrow tweezing and applying a mask.
  • Make-Up: you’ll develop skills in basic and day, make-up, as well as learning corrective techniques, such as shading and hi-lighting, to enhance appearance.
  • Manicure - you’ll learn how to perform a professional manicure and polish, including correct procedures for time, sequence and application.
  • Massage - you’ll learn how to perform a back, neck and shoulder massage, developing different techniques for a range of effects, such as relaxation or to ease aches and pains.

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

  • Working in our commercial training salons
  • Taking part in competitions
  • Hearing from industry speakers
  • Volunteering for community events, like performing manicures for charity
  • Helping at promotional events, such as campus wellbeing days.

You’ll build transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you may progress to:

  • January start Professional Beauty Techniques

Exploring your future career options. With additional qualifications this 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

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Moving onto Jan start Beauty Care & Make-up

After this you’ll have the option of moving onto a Level 6 course such as NC Beauty Care, NC Wellness Therapies or SVQ Nail Services @ SCQF Level 6

  • Exploring your future career options. With additional qualifications this 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

BE INSPIRED BY OUR BLOG & VIDEO

  • Skills on show - Beauty students get creative in campus competition. Click here to read the blog.
  • ‘Amazing opportunities’ - discover why Kelly McCann believes Ayrshire College is best for Beauty. Click here to read the blog.

OUR TRAINING SALONS

  • See what’s on offer at our commercial hair, beauty and nail salons in Kilwinning, Kilmarnock and Ayr. Click here to read our blog.

FLICKR PHOTOS

    • See our Beauty students getting creative in the campus competition. Click here to view the photographs.

Places available

Campus

Ayr

Start Date

Sep 2020

Places available

Campus

Kilmarnock

Start Date

Sep 2020

Places available

Campus

Kilwinning

Start Date

Sep 2020

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