Beauty Make-Up Consultant (Level 2)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This course is an exciting insight into the Beauty and Make-Up industry which is aimed at school leavers through to mature learners looking for a career change.

It introduces the skills you need for entry into the industry with practical and theory units covering basic make-up (day, special occasion, etc.), make-up consultancy, eye enhancements, and more creative units such as the Art of Photographic Make-Up (which covers period, fantasy and bridal make-up looks), and Body Art Design, which allows candidates to create their own 2D designs applied to a 3D surface.

You will work in our salons and studios which will give you valuable practical experience in realistic environments. You will also have the opportunity to gain employment experience within our evening salons, these skills will enhance your employability prospects even further. You will be assessed on your practical abilities along with written assessments where applicable.

Course includes:
The art of photographic make-up; Day make-up and corrective make-up; Bridal and evening make-up; Eyelash and eyebrow treatments; Nail art; Customer care; Hair, beauty and make-up competition technical skills; Facial analysis and product knowledge; Health and safety.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5, preferably including English and Biology. You will be invited for interview which will include a practical trade test and written task. All applicants must be at least 16 years of age prior to the start of the course.

Progression Routes

SVQ Beauty Therapy (VTCT) at SCQF Level 5

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level