Beauty Care

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus


This course covers the skills required to enter the beauty industry. You will combine practical and theory work in areas such as massage; nails; waxing and electrotherapy, gaining essential practical experience working on clients in our professional salon environment. You will be provided with up-to-date training in new technology, and techniques in high-end products and equipment from representatives in the beauty industry.

Course includes:
Facial Techniques; 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; Gel polish application (ABT accredited); Work experience; Skills practice.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 preferably including English, Biology and another science subject. Or NC Beauty Care and Make-up. 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