Beauty Care

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Midlothian Campus


This one-year exciting course covers the skills required to enter into the beauty industry. You will attend theory classes to give you the knowledge to complete the written work and closed book assessments required for the course and gain essential practical experience in our professional salon environment working on clients with high-end product companies and equipment. You will also have the opportunity to work in our employability salons, which will enhance your employability prospects even further. You will be provided with up to date training in new innovations and techniques with leading product manufacturers and reps from the beauty industry.

Course includes:
Facial Techniques; Facial Treatment Packages; Nail Finishes; Creative Current Make-Up Trends; Depilation; Body Massage; Commercial Experience; Eye Enhancements; Manicure and Pedicure; Face and Body Electrotherapy: An introduction; Scalp, Neck and Shoulder Massage.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 preferably including English, Biology and another science subject. You will be invited for interview which will include a practical trade test and written task.

Progression Routes

HNC Beauty Therapy

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hairdressing and Beauty

SCQF Level